A Conversation About the Utility of Violence


N: Tildy just now almost caught another rat. She had it in her mouth but then it flopped around and went "meep" and got away
She didnt expect the meep
Or the flopping
But she is adjusting her tactics
We planted lettuces saturday and the rats ate half of em
So her work here is important
I've been reading all night about cameras. My first major purchase after paying L back several thousand $ is going to be a camera.
P: Chicken wire and liquid fence.
N: Liquid fence?
P: Spray it on the plants.
N: Ah
Will check it out
We're also going to install a solar-powered electric fence
For the fucking raccoons
P: Good for Tildy! She needs to learn the head shake
N: They keep gettin in the pond
P: Water is manna to racoons
N: She has the head shake down with her Hee-Haw, but these rats move so fast she's still stymied
Theyre fast
I'm torn between the Canon EOS Rebel T7i and the Canon D80
P: City rats
N: They are!
We live in the hood here for real
P: Have you been to a camera Store to play with them?
N: Not yet. I need to do that. Whichever of the two I decide on, I'm also gonna get a Panasonic Lumix FZ80
Its what they call a bridge camera
Way less expensive than a dslr but has a 60x zoom on it
P: Wow! You can get spy pictures
N: I can! Wildlife shots mostly, tho. And I gotta get a laptop, a assault rifle, and a compressor and nailgun, and a truck...
 
P: An assault rifle?
N: And a radial arm chopsaw and a Dewalt 20volt cordless drill and impact tool combo and some underwear
Yes
Im going to join the John Brown Gun Club
Aka, Redneck Revolt
They countermarch against Nazis etc
With guns
P: Sounds interesting
N: Leftists with guns. We need that, unfortunately
P: I'm not sure I agree, violence escalates. And Ghandi
MLK
N: Yes. Other people I've told this to have expressed similar reservations
P: Too many people carrying guns, someone's going to "fear for their life" and a lot of people will die
Then martial law
N: But, I have long been a proponent of "Peace, love and understanding or I'll cap your ass."
Its my nature
They threaten violence
Pacifism wont fix shit
P: The exact thing the paramilitary says they are keeping guns to avoid is going to happen because they have guns
N: Maybe
But they keep stockpiling guns, so wht shouldnt leftists?
 
P: What do you think the end result will be?
N: I dont know
Its scary out there
I no longer recognize our country
P: They stockpile guns because they're afraid
I no longer recognize the world
Too many people
And because they want to enforce their will on others
N: That's the whole problem
Fear = aggression
P: Education cancels fear
N: We are vicious, cannibalistic, overly intelligent primates
Yes, true
And education is viewed as anathema in this country
So what do you do?
P: I share knowledge where I can and hope to trigger doubt. It's a losing battle but it's all I got
And I avoid demonstrations because I'm too hot headed.
N: That is a good strategy. But when I look at the way fascism has exploded since Trumps election I feel the need to do something concrete about it
Im sick of talking
Ya know?
P: Convince the apathetic non voters to vote
N: Action
P: Start a political blog on a site that people read
You'd be a great rabble rouser
N: Ignorance and selfishness and fear are seen as virtues now. 
Ah... Yes I would!
P: Convince the people who don't vote because they think it's useless that it's not
N: That is a big part of what Redneck Revolt tries to do
Its not just about guns
It's about creating a dialogue outside the fascist narrative
P: And show the fraidy cats that their guns show them up as cowards
Dialogue with guns isn't going to change anything
N: And to offer people who are justifiably pissed off and afraid that there is an alternative to fascism
Thats the John Brown Gun Club
P: Why do they need guns?
The pen is mightier than the sword
N: To countermarch against fascists with guns
P: And someone will start shooting
N: Something fascists in this country do is assume that the left are a bunch of tofu eating, overly intellectual navel-gazers
P: Guns won't change that
N: The fascists need to be disabused of that notion
P: So toss cabers.
Do extreme fighting
N: They need to understand that violence will meet reciprocal violence
P: Ok. Just don't shoot any civilians
N: "You got guns? Well, so do we motherfuckers."
No, never
 
P: I see nothing but bad from this. My fascist co-worker believes that liberals need to give up their guns so he can be safe.
N: He is full of shit
P: He would absolutely shoot if faced with a scary liberal with a gun
N: Shoot or shit?
Fuck him
P:I know he's full of shit. He's also an ass who believes in the conservative way as the only way.
N: Fuck all of the MAGA-cap-wearing fucktards
And the Chee-To they rode in on
P: I agree. But carrying a gun to one of their rallies is a bad idea. Right now they look like idiots because they are pointing guns at unarmed counter protesters. If you show up with guns they will use it as proof that they need to escalate
N: Theyve done about wore my patience out
P: Which is why I think you need to use words
People read what you write
N: When they point guns at unarmed people they win. Hence the Redneck Revolt
P: No they don't win. They lose. Just like the cops lose when they shoot unarmed people
N: In rural areas fascist Nazi fucks are intimidating people
P: I know, I live there
N: ts getting worse all the time
P: But I have chosen to not be intimidated
They lose if they shoot
N: Leftists, and just decent people generally, stay away when the KKK comes to town
Fuck that
P: It's a face off
N: It needs to be
Face off or stay home
P: People didn't stay away from Charlottesville
And the counter protesters didn't carry guns
N: And what happened? A woman is dead and theyre charging that one black dude who was beat bloody by Nazis with assault
Charging HIM with assault
P: And the next few right wing rallies didn't happen because they knew they lost
Mass counter protest works
Why didn't anyone help the black guy?
 
N: Because he was a black guy
P: And I need to get up, I'm going to be late to work.
 
N: Ah
Of course you do
Sorry
Ranting
P: Rant away, just share it with the world
N: Drive safe to work, have an excellent day
P: You, too

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Comment by nanatehay on October 21, 2017 at 8:29pm

Underwear too. I've been mainly going commando since I got carjacked, but I want some boxer shorts goddammit, and I'm gonna get some. And yes, absolutely, I'm setting aside a chunk of money which I can use to, A. Buy another house, and, B. Have a bit of a cushion for if my vehicle breaks down or I break my leg or something. Jesus god I am so sick of just barely scraping by, I will be extremely pissed off if I die right after finally getting a little walkin' around money.

Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on October 21, 2017 at 8:57pm

BTW, if you DO decide to be a dumbass...

Dibbs on Tildy!  (and you KNOW what I'm planning on turning her into, right?)

Comment by Arthur James on October 22, 2017 at 6:25am

`
SQUARE IS ANNOYING
`
TELLING HIS WIFE HE
PREFERS `BARREL CHESTED`
TO ` TUB OF LARD'
`

Comment by greenheron on October 22, 2017 at 6:27am

Well. That’s a relief to hear. If they find nothing, and finding nothing costs something, it’s worth every penny to know that nothing.

My piffle heart has cost me a whole lot of savings, even more than cancer did, but the investment has paid the dividend of a clearer perspective of the worth of things. A working vehicle is definitely worth something. So is a pair of comfy undies. Other things, not so much. All I need to create is a pencil and a sharpener. No eraser even. I make my paper from thrift shop linen clothing, so even that costs nothing. Medieval monks did some great stuff that way.

Not really hanging here no more, but will check in to see how things went this week.

xoxo,

heron

P.S. Amy, that’s a dang fine pillow–did not know you were such a crafty gurl!

 

Comment by Arthur James on October 22, 2017 at 6:41am

`

From ` Punch Brother Punch - Creed

Isaac Hill Bromley (1833 - 1898 )

`

Conductor, when you receive a fare,

Punch in the presence of the passanjare! ...

Punch Brothers! Punch with care!

Punch in the presence of the passenjare!

`The time to be happy is now,

The place tone happy is here,

The way to be happy is to make other so.

`Robert Green  Ingersol (green heron? )

`

nger!

Comment by greenheron on October 28, 2017 at 7:28am

heart news??

Comment by Arthur James on October 28, 2017 at 7:50am

`

Heart broken Open Salon'

blogger has two black eyes

like a Raccoon. He goes on

to explain why? On the bus

there was only standing  

room... Heated the tummy

of a 7-monthd pregnant 

Woman Cute Prostitue,

They & their confuse

Rabbi Wolfman? He

fears he getting a

Dementia Disease?

`

Hi greenheron...

I visit 64-Acre Indian '

Springs Wildlife Refuge.

I think of You when I

see the Great Grey 

Herron. It's better

than TV or blogging.

`

No miss Operas today....

`:`

Comment by Arthur James on October 28, 2017 at 7:52am

`

oops

He Patted Her tummy,

and She socked Him and

knocked Jonathan OS

Wolf Man out...

`

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