Friday, September 25, 2009
Seattle Jew: Request for Armed http://seattlejew.blogspot.com/2009/09/request-for-armed-help.html
First, I want to express thanks for all of you who have a sincere concern for my and others' safety.
I contacted the Seattle Police.
Carrying a weapon, with a carry permit, in a public place is completely legal. This includes the sidewalks, etc outside of SAFECO. The officer did point out that doing so would be an act that impinged on others rights .. exactly the point I made, but that under our laws the police would not interfere
This means that the decision of bringing na gun to the Beck affaire is amatter of free speech. Doing so is like yelling out "Liar" when Obama speaks. The Beckistas, contrary to one post in my previois enetry by "anon," have done nothing to castigate any of these disruptive tactics.
I want to remind all of you that this is NOT an issue of left vs, right. Beck's efforts at undermining the first amendment and rational disourse in our government bring us to the same precipice that radicals of his ilok have pushed us t before. Sam Brown, the KKK, Sam Adams, Patrick Henry, Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Saul Alinsky, the Weathermen, .... all of these have used Beck-like extremism to block rational discussion or any discussion they did not want.
Beck's tactics are not all that different from the chaos created by the Nazis AND the communists that led to Hitler. Radicals are always willing to block free speech, a sentiment echoed by Barry Goldwater:
I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!
With all due respect , Goldwater's POV is exactly the same as the rhetoric of the Jacobites, the extremists who led the French Revolution to chaos while the rationality of Jefferson and Adams gave us ... the US of A! Contrary to the propaganda against Mr. Jefferson, this patron saint of resistance to tyranny was horrified by the tactics of the French left. Are we headed to a one sided society where Beck and Hannity dominate discussion because there is no alternative that does not simply escalate the chaos they seek?
Back at guns, I am not sure yet what will happen on the 26th.. I really do not understand the concept that carrying guns would provoke the Beckies to to some sort of a shoot out. I am unaware of any such event in American history, though shoot-outs are common on TV. However, if all of your concerns are correct, then my concern is even higher.
In the United States, experts say, political violence is more likely to come from deranged loners than to come from any specific political group. For every Timothy McVeigh who is motivated by a murderous political ideology, there are far more delusional figures like Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, who tried to kill President Gerald Ford in 1975, and John Hinckley Jr., who tried to kill President Ronald Reagan in 1981.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0909/27566.html#ixzz0S81XJxT6
If you are willing, I would ask a favor. If I do NOT manage to get guns to the affair, then I would very much like other ideas of how to do things that do not simply add fuel to Beck's attempt to destroy free speech?
Posted by SM Schwartz at 8:05 AM