Sunday, January 22, 2006

Poe Myth Number Two One is more likely to Die defending themselves then protecting themselves

The standard mantra is that one is more probable to meet their maker defending themselves then fighting. Criminals are predators who select those least likely to fight back . They are not martial artists or superhumans in any description. They depend on stealth and guile in the USA. In the UK 50% of all roberies are commited while people are inside their homes compared to 13% in the United States. This number
would probably be lower if places like NYC where gun ownership is restricted and taken out of the mix. A criminal plying his trade in Vermont outside of the Burlington area would end up in a box in short order.

There is a large French population in Vermont. Most of my coworkers were perplexed about the car burnings in France. Where is the honor amongst the French ? The perplexed were of French ancestry and disgusted with the behavior of the French. Such behavior would not be tolerated in Vermont or in most parts of the USA. I live in an area where everyone knows whose car belongs to whom. They know who lives where and exactly what everyone does for a living. Much of my initial interaction with law enforcement was their attempt to figure out what this stranger is doing in their area
at four AM. I behaved in typical NYC fashion keeping to myself as much as possible and this created a mystery.

The answer lies in a disasterous conditioning and PC brainwashing amongst the Europeans . First of all any discussion of root causes is pointless. Playing into grievances of minorities is pointless at best and nutures resentment at worst. Thus we have the Europeans paternalistically placating Abdul's grivences and giving him payola while patting him on the head. The root cause argument is a dead end game that amounts to capitutation. The vermin that smacked a plane into were not motivated by anything other then a warped view of humanity fostered by jihadism. The crook that robs your house did not spend hours reading WEB Dubois or It takes a Village. Examining political motivations of criminal behavior is a waste of time . The ultimate form of rationalization was some far left types accused Leon Klighoffer of provoking terrorists in NYC. I have heard all of the haiography for convicted killer Tookie Williams. I wonder if the same people will give General Butt Naked of Liberia the same pass . They probably will not give Joshua Milton Blayhi aka General Butt Naked a free pass because he is an evangelist. The Beak does not hesitate to point out Butt Naked should be tried as a war criminal and punished accordingly.

Poe correctly points to the loss of honor in a society conditioned to be passive. This passivity is unhealthy and far left types require it to build their utopia.
This subject will be dealt with in depth as Poe describes it at length in his conclusions.

Up next Kids and Guns.


Mr. Ducky said...

There is a large French population in Vermont? No there isn't.

There are quite a few Canadians who speak Frwnch.

Get it right for once Beak.

beakerkin said...

Duncy read the phone books in Vermont. There is a vast French population in Vermont.Northern Vermont is populated by Americans of French heritage who also loathe the Quebcois and the European French. They are patriotic Americans in any description.

Then again I live in Vermont and you live in a Commie safe house in MA.

Anonymous said...

Beak? Really - do you ever read your own posts? Do they make sense - even to you? I sense from your FPM posts that you feel your talents were never 'appreciated'. Having read your work for some time now, I'm sorry to say that your teachers were right.

Take care - sorry Vermont didn't agree with you.

Hank Snow

Anonymous said...

Sorry to bother, but what do have against punctuation and other conventions of the English language?


Hank Snow, again

beakerkin said...


Is that the best you can offer ? I have zero problem with genuine Vermonters . I respect the local culture and way of life. My problem is with the transplants who come up here and try and recreate Manhattan North.

Vermonters are a Conservative people by nature. Howard Dean and Bernie " Commie " Sanders are transplants and were elected by transplants. A member of the local City Council invited me to sit in on local meetings ,but I declined .
Vermonters should solve their own problems and are capable of doing so. The last thing I want is to be a meddling transplant , albeit of another color.

Your rather feeble posts are just like those at FPM devoid of content. Lets see "duhhhh" I can't come up with a coherent post duhhhh
so lets attack the grammar duhhh.
Snow , your next intelligent thought will be your first. Have you found the Commies in Union Square yet ? They have been there for well over 100 years but only the clueless Hank Snow doesn't see them. Then again this is the same Hank Snow who claims to read FPM but still has yet to compehend Code
Pink , ANSWER and UPJ are Commie front groups.

Mr. Ducky said...

And remember: Any government that can hold you indefinitely without trial or counsel, or can tap your phones without a warrant, can take away your guns.

beakerkin said...

Yes Ducky your average Communist government seems to excell at that.
In fact acording to Poe more people have died by tyranicide then combat. The vast majority of these deaths come from far left types of Workers Paradise's that you and Hank Snow seem to align yourselves with.

The government should watch all Marxist, Jihadis and racial power kooks. The history of violence and treason of those groups is well doccumented. However there is something obscene about terrorists
like Ayers and Dorn teaching in American Universities.

The Clinton Administration did endorse a series of local sweeps without warrants in Housing Projects. The media never said a single word of protest. Nor did the media protest when Janet Reno used the RICO laws against the pro life movement.

Keep talking to your houseplants Ducky. My friends and coworkers at DHS need comedic relief.

Warren said...

"Poe correctly points to the loss of honor in a society conditioned to be passive. This passivity is unhealthy and far left types require it to build their utopia."

I think that is a very astute observation. Those of us that support the second amendment say; gun control is more about control than guns.

Warren said...

The Clinton administration also authorized the warrantless search of the home of CIA spy Aldrich Ames.

Byron York, in a December 20, NRO column wrote:

"The debate over warrantless searches came up after the case of CIA spy Aldrich Ames. Authorities had searched Ames's house without a warrant, and the Justice Department feared that Ames's lawyers would challenge the search in court. Meanwhile, Congress began discussing a measure under which the authorization for break-ins would be handled like the authorization for wiretaps, that is, by the FISA court. In her testimony, Gorelick signaled that the administration would go along a congressional decision to place such searches under the court — if, as she testified, it "does not restrict the president's ability to collect foreign intelligence necessary for the national security." In the end, Congress placed the searches under the FISA court, but the Clinton administration did not back down from its contention that the president had the authority to act when necessary."

I remembered this after it was mentioned.

Anonymous said...

Poe correctly points to the loss of honor in a society conditioned to be passive. This passivity is unhealthy and far left types require it to build their utopia.

Honores mutant mores - The honours change the customs. (Power corrupts)

Honor virutis preamium - Honour is the reward of virtue

Virtvtis fortvna comes - Good luck is the companion of courage

Honor is simply the morality of superior men. --H. L. Mencken

He has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of conduct though it is inconvenient, unprofitable, or dangerous to do so. --Walter Lippmann

Honor sinks where commerce long prevails. --Walter Bagehot

Ability without honor is useless. --Marcus Tullius Cicero

You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. --Aristotle

Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others. --Aristotle

A man of courage is also full of faith. --Marcus Tullius Cicero

You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity. --Epicurus

A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before. --Ralph Waldo Emerson


Anonymous said...

Courage is knowing what not to fear. --Plato

The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage. --Thucydides


Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

"No dictator, no invader, can hold an imprisoned population by the force of arms forever. There is no greater power in the universe than the need for freedom. Against that power governments, and tyrants, and armies can not stand. The Centauri learned this lesson once. We will teach it to them again. Though it take a thousand years, we will be free."

G'Kar in Babylon 5:"The Long, Twilight Struggle"