Guns Versus Eyes

A lot of people are obsessed with guns. These people tend to roughly be patriot types, mainstream conservatives at heart who distrust the system and see the possibility of collapse. Or they are preppers, or sometimes more extreme types.

But as Ryu constantly reminds us, the typical gunman a police officer or a soldier is just a small cog in a much larger machine. He can’t function without massive support, so the gun by itself is pretty useless.

The gunman has lots of logistical support, transportation and communication. But what he needs more than anything is eyes. He has to know where to go and who to turn his gun on, and if he doesn’t, he and his support system can defend themselves, but can’t assert control. Guerilla warfare mostly involves establishing bases in hostile areas, then defending those bases. Patrols outside the base are made, and the patrols are defended. People are accosted, rousted, and questioned, and sometimes useful information is obtained, but if the population does not want to cooperate, there is a stalemate, or a Mexican standoff.

From the other side of the fence- what can you do with guns? In modern “peacekeeping” or “stability” operations most of the occupying force wears uniforms and moves around in large, marked vehicles. In modern society, control is distributed among many people, who are not easily identified unless you are in direct contact with them.

As things get uglier, people opposed to the system may want to do something, but who is in control is the first order of business. What are their names? What position do they hold? What do they look like? Where do they live? Who are their family members? What vehicles do they own and drive? As Yogi Berra said, you can see a lot just by watching.

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I like fast cars, fast women and southern-fried rock. I have an ongoing beef with George Orwell. I take my name from a character in Plato's "Republic" who was exasperated with the kind of turgid BS that passed for deep thought and political discourse in that time and place, just as I am today. The character, whose name means "fierce fighter" was based on a real person but nobody knows for sure what his actual political beliefs were. I take my pseudonym from a character in an Adam Sandler song who was a obnoxious jerk who pissed off everybody.
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8 Responses to Guns Versus Eyes

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  3. Dave says:

    Just remember, when the cops ask you why there’s a young Trayvon with his brains dribbling onto the sidewalk in your peaceful white neighborhood, your answer is “a black guy shot him”. If pressed for details, describe a generic black man; they all look the same.

    If you snitch on the people whose hard work keeps vibrancy out of your community, tomorrow your neighbors will be telling the cops that “a black guy” shot you.

    This may sound far-fetched, but it’s exactly how working-class white people lived in dense urban ethnic neighborhoods before the Civil Rights Act drove them out into the suburbs.

    https://books.google.com/books?id=pfOEmndgHCgC&pg=PA34

  4. Trust is a condition which allows information to be shared. If you trust the police, you will provide them with information. In legal/police speak a person who does this is a “witness”. The police don’t have eyes everywhere, so they need the eyes of people in the community, or “witnesses”.

    White trust of the police goes back a long way. My mother had a funny phrase- “with the help of God and a policeman”. She was an Irish Catholic, and a flaming liberal, but from the age where the police were your friends. She had a relative who was police chief of a town in the Midwest.

    The police were captured by progressives long ago and have been under full progressive control for over 20 years. White people still trust the police, but they need to stop. Talking to the police cannot help you and will likely hurt you.

    • curri says:

      Being Irish Catholic is likely the key factor. Growing up in Chicago South Side in the 1950s and 1960s, I got the impression that about 80% of the cops were ethnic Irish. I got the same impression about the public school system. You could blame the latter on a shortage of Jews. The primary school and the two high school I attended (two instead of one due to racial change) all had Irish principals.

  5. Ryu says:

    Many are over-impressed by cops and soldiers.

    In fact, without that massive logistical support, virtually no living soldiers or cops can do their job. One has to forget those glorious 80s movies where Rambo or a ‘old-school’ cop goes against his CO and takes back the streets.

    Most of our action people fail because they lack this support. They have no budget, comms, intel, heloevac, and so on. And when cops / soldiers try their job in a similar fashion, they too fail. Cops make poor criminals and soldiers make poor turrists.

    In this case, a cop tried to become a serial rapist. He relied on his uniform, which made his work sloppy. Actually, the intel work he did got him caught, because it was all on computer, which is of course logged today.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Holtzclaw

    The ability to work completely alone is terrifically rare. The gun is the last thing a DAA needs. They generate alot of evidence (which cops and soldiers never have to worry about.)

    Action is hard, but not impossible. The survivalists / patriots are so far off the mark it is criminal. You can’t get the information needed from any cop or soldier. The only way to learn the skills needed is from criminals and turrists, who fight the system, not obey it.

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