Sunday, February 23, 2014

The CSGV wants the .gov to have a monopoly on violence;

here's how that actually works out.
Caracas, Valencia, Merida and San Cristobal in particular have become virtual war zones: National Guard units and National Police have been shooting tear gas canisters and buckshot sometimes directly at protesters, sometimes into residential buildings and, raiding any place they think student protesters may be hiding. Alongside them, the government backed colectivos (basically paramilitary gangs on motorbikes, a tropical basij) shoot at people with live ammo.

But of course, this is no war zone: in a war zone you have two sides shooting at each other. Tonight one side is doing all the shooting, the other side is doing all the being shot at.
'Government monopoly on violence'; yeah, I don't think that actually means what the CSGV clowns think it does.

Or it does, and they consider this the proper working of things.

Either way, screw 'em.  The people of Venezuela would LOVE to be able to follow this advice:


Gerry N. said...

I don't think CGSV understands the concept of "Citizen Soldiers" or real Civilian control of the Armed Forces. I really doubt if too many Servicemen would fire on civilians in this country. Not yet anyway.

If the Rat Bastard Commi........ Dimocrats get their way it may come to than, but for now anyway I don't see a Venezuela here.
Remember the saying about the Jews in Germany. If they all had owned a rifle or pistol, 20 cartridges for it and the will to use them, Hitler would have been only a footnote in the history of the
Weimar Republic.

It is beginning to look like Americans need to own a repeating rifle or sidearm and have the will to use them.

Gerry N.

Windy Wilson said...

How do you say, "If I survive this, I'm seeing to it that next time I can vote from the rooftops!" in Spanish?