Unlike many of my political friends, I did not watch Obama’s State of the Union speech. Why? Because I don’t care to be lied to, again. Obama said nothing that would really prevent or even slow our nation’s slide towards a dictatorship. It is one, to a great extent, already. My fears of civil war have not been lessened. In fact when you read articles like this, it supports that fear and supports conspiracy theories that the FedGov is itself preparing for that war. Those fears are not relieved when reputable news organizations like Investor’s Business Daily agree.
By Andrew Malcolm, Posted 02/08/2013 09:02 AM ET
In a puzzling, unexplained development, the Obama administration has been buying and storing vast amounts of ammunition in recent months, with the Department of Homeland Security just placing another order for an additional 21.6 million rounds.
Several other agencies of the federal government also began buying large quantities of bullets last year. The Social Security Administration, for instance, not normally considered on the frontlines of anything but dealing with seniors, explained that its purchase of millions of rounds was for special agents’ required quarterly weapons qualifications. They must be pretty poor shots.
But DHS has been silent about its need for numerous orders of bullets in the multiple millions. Indeed, Examiner writer Ryan Keller points out Janet Napolitano’s agency illegally redacted information from some ammunition solicitation forms following media inquiries.
According to one estimate, just since last spring DHS has stockpiled more than 1.6 billion bullets, mainly .40 caliber and 9mm. That’s sufficient firepower to shoot every American about five times. Including illegal immigrants.
To provide some perspective, experts estimate that at the peak of the Iraq war American troops were firing around 5.5 million rounds per month. At that rate, DHS is armed now for a 24-year Iraq war.
The perceived need for so much ammunition in federal custody is especially strange given Obama’s double-barreled emphasis in his inaugural address on the approaching end in Afghanistan “of a decade of war.” And he also noted, “We, the people, still believe that enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.”
The lack of a credible official explanation for such awesome ammunition acquisitions is feeding all sorts of conspiracy theories, mainly centered on federal anticipation of some kind of domestic insurrection. Napolitano has at times alluded to threats from the extreme right-wing.
My concerns become worse when Obama’s rubber-stamp of an Attorney General, Eric Holder, has no problem killing Americans using armed drones. Police departments in liberal cities and states are already using drones to spy on their citizens. There were reports that some California agencies had requested the use armed drones to hunt for Ccp-killer Chris Dorner.
There are others of a like mind, others writing for well-known news and opinion outlets that are more outspoken than me. Here’s a recent column that appeared in The American Thinker. None of us subscribe to the most prevalent conspiracy theories. But…when does coincidence shift to something more than just coincidence? Here’s one opinion.
By William L. Gensert, February 13, 2013
These days, it feels as if a drone has been hovering over my house, and now that it is “legal,” as well as “ethical” and “wise” to kill American citizens from afar, I fear for my life.
Since our president has given new meaning to the phrase drone on and on and on, principled opposition to a president is no longer patriotic, and patriotism is no longer defined as fidelity to the constitution and the nation.
Patriotism, like truth, is now whatever Barack Obama says it is — and if he says it is patriotic to vaporize me and any other human being standing in my vicinity — citizen or not — then, who am I to object?
In any case, I have for years exercised my First Amendment rights of unprincipled opposition to a man I consider — hands down — America’s worst president. I suppose, taking that into account, my inevitability as a target became a foregone conclusion the day the EPA declared CO2 a pollutant. After all, I’ve been known to exhale. In fact, some have labeled me a windbag.
Considering all this, and the recognition that I can only hold my breath for so long, I should have realized that the administration’s implementation of a plan to speed my imminent demise was not only unavoidable, but desirable — for the collective good at least.
…and in the immortal words of Cristina Kirchner — at least, I think it was her — maybe it was another failure whose husband used to be a president:
There has always been a risk in speaking truth to power. I’ve always known this. But to hear the progressives tell it, as a white, former businessman, I am the power.
Funny, it doesn’t feel that way.
When I turn on the television, people like me are always the villain. When I open a newspaper, all I read is that I am the problem, having so bitterly clung to my guns and religion, while practicing unrestrained antipathy to the “other.”
You know, people not like me.
Every presidential address blames me and mine for the lack of success and outright misery his ascendancy has bequeathed upon the nation and its inhabitants, legal and illegal — if there is anyone actually ‘illegal’ any longer — well… except for those who oppose, obstruct and dissent.
You know, people like me.
It’s my own fault. My recent writing has been in support of letting the sequester go forward (an ironic word choice), in the hope (more irony) of helping to prevent the Obama juggernaut from proceeding unabated, and I have been very vocal in opposition to the man for almost his entire presidency.
My postman — previously a wonderful African-American woman named Paula, who coincidentally, lives across the street — has been replaced by a middle-aged, angry looking white man, remarkably, resembling John Brennan.
I have noticed that whenever I see Brennan on CNN, or any of the other Obama networks, he is nowhere to be found on my block.
Coincidence? I think not.
I have tried to avoid Mr. Brennan — he is, after all, the father of the president’s “leading from behind” drone policy — but, he simply will not let me do so.
The other day, he insisted on stopping by to inform me he would no longer be delivering mail on Saturdays. I thought that strange. Did he inform all of the other people on his route or just save personal notification for those who were marked by the president for assassination?
After all, there has to be others. Many people don’t like Obama. He’s Hugo Chavez, without the smarts, charm and poise, but seemingly, also without the expiration date as well. I would really like to see his fifth inaugural address, but by then, I will certainly be dust in the wind.
In any event, I now know that the unprecedented fire and brimstone of hope and change will, unexpectedly, come on a Saturday. The drone operator, undoubtedly a unionized government employee, will get overtime — it’s only fair.
I had better shut my mouth; this is the kind of talk that got me on the “kill list” in the first place. But then, they can’t really kill you twice.
The column is long and continues for a dozen or more paragraphs. Is Mr. Gensert’s opinions extreme? A couple of years ago, I would have thought so. Today, I’m not so sure. Regardless, we have been affirmed to be living under that old Chinese curse—to be living in interesting times.