Open Thread

27 Percent Increase In Gun Crime Proves Impotence of UK Laws https://bearingarms.com/tom-k/2017/11/14/nearly-25-percent-increase-in-gun-crime-proves-impotence-of-uk-laws/ via @BearingArmsCom

Gun confiscation bingo – http://noqreport.com/2017/11/15/gun-confiscation-bingo/
Boot @MomsDemand from @Everytown #GunSense=NonSense #2a #NRA

Gun grabbing is a process that starts with ‘common sense’ measures and leads to oppression – http://noqreport.com/2017/10/04/gun-grabbing-process-starts-common-sense-measures-leads-oppression/

Boston Globe Piece Calls for the Confiscation of Millions of Guns: ‘There’s No Way Around It’ http://freebeacon.com/issues/boston-globe-piece-confiscation-millions-guns/

Boston Globe: “Hand Over Your Weapons” http://rightwingnews.com/democrats/boston-globe-hand-weapons/ via @rightwingnews

https://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2017/11/10/hand-over-your-weapons/6IxJLanMKGak7RvCLipwbN/story.html

ABC News: Firearm Confiscation Orders Part of Solution to Mass Public Attacks – Breitbart http://bit.ly/2miGJy2

http://abcnews.go.com/US/temporary-restraining-order-guns-stop-mass-shootings/story?id=51042163

The Khmer Rouge, Anonymity, and the Psychology of Terror http://blog.victimsofcommunism.org/the-khmer-rouge-anonymity-and-the-psychology-of-terror/

The Conspiracy behind the Bolshevik Revolution http://blog.victimsofcommunism.org/the-conspiracy-behind-the-bolshevik-revolution/

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Glenn Beck: The Democrats are in serious trouble – http://noqreport.com/2017/11/10/glenn-beck-democrats-serious-trouble/

‘From behind his body guards’: Tim McGraw pleads for ‘common sense’ gun control https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2017/11/10/from-behind-his-body-guards-tim-mcgraw-pleads-for-common-sense-gun-control/ via @twitchyteam

TURNS OUT: Fusion GPS wrote the ‘Hillary dirt’ memo that Russian lawyer tried to give Trump Jr in 2016 http://therightscoop.com/turns-out-fusion-gps-wrote-the-hillary-dirt-memo-that-russian-lawyer-tried-to-give-trump-jr-in-2016/

https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2017/11/10/ass-sphincter-says-what-slate-gets-so-owned-for-claiming-dems-can-help-repubs-with-this/ via @twitchyteam

CNN ROCKED: Network Faces ANOTHER Racial Discrimination Lawsuit, 200+ Accusers http://www.dailywire.com/news/23398/cnn-rocked-network-faces-another-racial-ryan-saavedra

Open Thread

What Happens When Google Disagrees With You?

https://www.prageru.com/courses/political-science/what-happens-when-google-disagrees-you#

Poll: Only 36% of Americans Support Ban on Semi-Auto ‘Assault’ Rifles
https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/michael-w-chapman/poll-only-36-americans-support-ban-semi-auto-assault-rifles

Steve Deace said it about progressivism. Now Mark Levin says it, too. – http://noqreport.com/2017/11/07/steve-deace-said-progressivism-now-mark-levin-says/

Surprise: Democrats Attempting To Ban Scary… http://rightwingnews.com/democrats/surprise-democrats-attempting-ban-scary-looking-guns/
#GunSense=NonSense #2a #NRA
Boot @MomsDemand from @Everytown

WATCH: Shapiro Rips Left For Slamming ‘Thoughts And Prayers’ http://www.dailywire.com/news/23394/watch-shapiro-rips-left-slamming-thoughts-and-daily-wire

Kurt Schlichter – Thoughts and Prayers for Anti-Gun Freaks Grieving Over Death of The Narrative https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2017/11/09/thoughts-and-prayers-for-antigun-freaks-grieving-over-death-of-their-narrative-n2406128

Two Church Shootings, Two Very Different Outcomes https://bearingarms.com/tom-k/2017/11/09/two-church-shootings-two-different-outcomes/ via @BearingArmsCom

If you thought @USATODAY’s ‘chainsaw bayonet’ was terrifying, check out these other #PossibleModifications https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2017/11/09/if-you-thought-usatodays-chainsaw-bayonet-was-terrifying-check-out-these-other-possiblemodifications/

Code mistake freezes up to $280 million in digital currency https://www.engadget.com/2017/11/07/code-mistake-freezes-280-million-in-digital-currency/ via @engadget

Open Thread

 

Revolution, what revolution? Russians show little interest in 1917 centenary https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/06/revolution-what-revolution-russians-show-little-interest-in-1917-centenary? #SocialismSucks #AbolishSocialism

Fall Back to the Glorious Days of the October Revolution
http://thepeoplescube.com/peoples-blog/fall-back-to-the-glorious-days-of-the-october-revolution-t19814.html

George Takei Tweets Socialist Dreams From Fictional Star Trek Future. Twitter Mauls Him. http://www.dailywire.com/news/23351/george-takei-tweets-socialist-dreams-fictional-hank-berrien
#SocialismSucks #AbolishSocialism

Watch: Here’s what you need to know about the gun control debate http://www.theblaze.com/video/watch-heres-what-you-need-to-know-about-gun-control/

The Second Amendment is the solution, not the problem – http://noqreport.com/2017/11/07/second-amendment-solution-not-problem/

Texas Hero: I Couldn’t Have Stopped Mass Shooter Without My AR-15 http://thefederalist.com/2017/11/07/hero-stopped-texas-gunman-couldnt-stopped-without-ar-15/

Exclusive Interview With Stephen Willeford, Hero in the Texas Shooting https://www.louderwithcrowder.com/exclusive-interview-stephen-willeford-texas-shooting/ via @scrowder

Gun Control Absolutely, Positively Won’t Fix Our Problems — but This Would http://www.faithwire.com/2017/11/08/gun-control-absolutely-positively-wont-fix-our-problems-but-this-would/

This video from USA Today on the gun used in the Texas church massacre is getting A LOT of mocking on Twitter http://therightscoop.com/this-video-from-usa-today-on-the-gun-used-in-the-texas-church-massacre-is-getting-a-lot-of-mocking-on-twitter/

USA Today Humiliates Themselves in Hilariously Ignorant Anti AR-15 Video… https://www.louderwithcrowder.com/usa-today-anti-ar-15-video/

USA Today’s current truth about chainsaw bayonets https://shar.es/1PFpPy 

Texas shooter died from three gunshot wounds – none were from police http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/11/06/texas-shooter-died-from-three-gunshot-wounds-none-were-from-police/

 

Open Thread

Ted Cruz talks to media about Texas church massacre, gets asked about gun control… [VIDEO] http://therightscoop.com/ted-cruz-talks-to-media-about-texas-church-massacre-gets-asked-about-gun-control-video/

.@TedCruz: People Don’t Trust the Liberal Media Because They Always Rush to Push Gun Control http://bit.ly/2Ap3wey

Thank goodness for people like Dan Bongino taking on Gun Control http://noqreport.com/2017/11/06/thank-goodness-people-like-dan-bongino-taking-gun-control-inc/

WATCH: HERO Describes Chasing Down Texas Church Shooter http://dailycaller.com/2017/11/06/watch-hero-describes-chasing-down-texas-church-shooter/

‘Hero’ neighbor got his rifle, shot at Texas church gunman http://nyp.st/2h7alZT

More #Guns. Not Less. http://theresurgent.com/more-guns-not-less/

The Face of Atheism http://theresurgent.com/the-face-of-atheism/

RED FLAGS EVERYWHERE: Texas Shooter Cracked Infant Stepson’s Skull, Punched A Dog, Stalked Women http://www.dailywire.com/news/23235/red-flags-everywhere-texas-shooter-cracked-infant-ben-shapiro

Liberals Blame NRA for Texas Shooting, Disparage ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ http://freebeacon.com/culture/liberals-blame-nra-texas-shooting-disparage-thoughts-prayers/

Media Matters alumnus somehow connects gun control to female biology https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2017/11/06/media-matters-alumnus-somehow-connects-gun-control-to-female-biology/ via @twitchyteam

Progressives Demand ‘Gun Control’ In Wake Of Texas Shooting http://www.dailywire.com/news/23191/progressives-demand-gun-control-wake-texas-frank-camp

Walmart Shooting Suspect Officially Charged With First-Degree Murder
Walmart Shooting Suspect Officially Charged With First-Degree Murder

Berkeley and Caracas – is there any difference in the free-speech suppression of the Socialist’s Playbook?

Sometimes it is quite fascinating when two story lines, one is following intersect with perfect symmetry. Anyone familiar with the steady degradation of liberty in Venezuela has witnessed Socialist dictator Maduro is imposing his Leftist will upon that nation. Meanwhile in the states, the nation’s Socialist Left is attempting to do the same.

“Only oppression should fear the full exercise of freedom.” – Jose Marti

“The Founding Fathers knew a government can’t control the economy
without controlling people. And they knew when a government sets out to
do that, it must use force and coercion to achieve its purpose. “ Ronald
Reagan

Consider this excerpt from Bloomberg: Venezuela Eyes Censoring Social Media After Public Shaming Wave

Venezuela is considering banning messages that promote “hate” and “intolerance” on social media and messenger services, according to Delcy Rodriguez, the president of the country’s all-powerful constituent assembly.

Rodriguez told reporters on Monday that the South American nation is looking to limit messages that fuel bigotry and confrontation between Venezuelans in a so-called anti-hate law, which is currently being debated by the legislative super body, known as the constituyente.

Compare this to a piece from The San Francisco Chronicle: After melees, Berkeley mayor asks Cal to cancel right-wing Free Speech Week

In the aftermath of a right-wing rally Sunday that ended with anarchists chasing attendees from a downtown park, Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin urged UC Berkeley on Monday to cancel conservatives’ plans for a Free Speech Week next month to avoid making the city the center of more violent unrest.
[..]
“I am concerned about these groups using large protests to create mayhem,” Arreguin said. “It’s something we have seen in Oakland and in Berkeley.”

Then there is this from Constitutional scholar Nancy Pelosi in National Review: Yelling ‘Wolf’ in a Crowded Theater? Nancy Pelosi Flunks Constitutional Law

When the interviewer, Pam Moore, pressed Pelosi to consider Patriot Prayer’s First Amendment rights, Pelosi responded, “The Constitution does not say that a person can yell wolf in a crowded theater. If you are endangering people, then you don’t have a constitutional right to do that.”

Voluntary exchange versus coercion is one of the fundamental differences between Right and Left. The Right is based upon on a system of economic liberty while the Left relies on coercion. Part and parcel of the Left’s ideology of collective coercion is their reliance on false narratives and lies. It is a logical consequence that a system based on force cannot be open and honest about this because it is abhorrent to most people. A system that relies on false narratives and lies also cannot abide a free flow of information.

We on the Conservatarian-Right know we can win in the marketplace of ideas, the Socialist–Left cannot. Their 500 year old ideas have failed repeatedly down through the centuries because they are anathema to the basic precepts of psychology. The only way they can survive in that marketplace is to deceive people on the true nature of their ideas.

Parenthetically speaking, one cannot approach a group of people tell them that the government is going to force them to do the bidding of a small cadre of central planners and if they don’t they will be arrested and thrown into a ‘re-education’ camp. No, those purveyors of a collectivist bent must lie and make promises of government largess and blame others when these grandiose promises inevitably fail to materialize.

The Socialist–Left has to frame it’s ideas in flowery terms as ‘equality’ and ‘fairness’. The practical effects of their collectivist ideas do not result in these manifestations and thus they have to spew forth falsehoods that blame others for the lack of these results. And when their ideas fail completely, they have lie and claim that the systems utilizing these ideas weren’t actually utilizing these ideas.

We are now seeing this phenomena manifest itself in several locations, but with eerily similar results.

 

Does Bernie Sanders realize his ideas are 501 years old?

Last night Socialist Bernie Sanders tweeted out this trenchant comment cementing the assertion that the man has lost any sense of self-awareness:

This is a man who railed against his political opponents and talked about having fresh ideas. We could allow that perhaps he’s had a change of heart and has given up on the ancient ideas of collectivism. Never the less, it’s most likely he’s lost touch with history and reality. Not only did he lose badly to Comrade Clinton, but he’s been flogging the same old ideas for years now.

He should realize that his ideology was based on ancient ideas expressed 501 years ago in Sir Thomas More’s book Utopia [Published in 1516].

So when is he going to get out?

From the Communist Manifesto after 100 years [Monthly Review,  published August 1949]: