Paranoid? Who’s Paranoid? Really! Paranoia is an irrational fear; the defenders of the Second Amendment are correct to react powerfully when the US Government – a government that has already legalized TORTURE and
THE ASSASSINATION OF U.S. CITIZENS! – now seeks to take away the workers’ right to bear arms!
This US Government, by asserting that it has the “right” to murder any US citizen it deems to be “supporting, aiding and or abetting” “terrorists” – even by just writing articles in support of “terrorism” – has declared WAR on the citizens of the United States and has already overthrown not just the Second Amendment but the entire US Constitution and Bill of Rights! To Arms!
In the 1770’s the citizens of the British Colonies in the 13 colonial states started a revolution over “taxation without representation”! Did King George III ever dare to make an announcement that he could openly murder colonists because of their support for the Revolution? NO! The insurrectionary colonists possessed and carried onto the field of battle modern weapons every bit as powerful as those the “rightful government forces” – the British Redcoats – carried. They didn’t get permission from the Crown Government to rise up in revolt against the “lawful authority”. If they were alive today and doing the same thing to the US Government now that they did to the “lawful” government of the British in the 1770s, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Paine – all the heroes of the First American Revolution – would be called “terrorists” and subject to assassination! To Arms!
The Battle of Lexington and Concord took place on 19 April, 1775 because the British intended to destroy the Massachusetts’ colonists stores of gunpowder and musket-balls, stashed in a secure place a few miles from Concord. This was no small amount of gunpowder sitting there: it was enough for not just muskets but CANNON, which the colonists were struggling to acquire as soon as possible in order to defend themselves from what was, at that time, the world’s most powerful military force – the British Army and Navy.
The colonists knew that they couldn’t prevent a determined British military force from smashing their way through the defense set up by the Minutemen – they only intended to slow them down and give the revolutionary forces enough time to move the shot and powder to a more remote location. They were only able to mount their defense of their weapons stores because they already possessed relatively modern muskets with which to oppose the British. It was only due to the relative parity of the quality of the revolutionaries’ and the “lawful authorities'” weapons that the colonists were able to “fire the shot heard ’round the world”! If all the colonists were able to own were single-shot derringers, they would have been crushed by the British forces! But since they had relative parity of weapons, they were able to drive the British all the way back to Boston, giving them the good ass-kicking they so justly deserved.
Today, the US capitalist class realizes that in order for them to maintain their profit margins at current levels is impossible unless they can continue to drive down US workers wages and benefits in order to make US labor “competitive” on the world market. This tiny minority of greedheads – only 500 of whom own or control over 50% of the nation’s wealth! – know that there is no way that they can continue to rob the US working class with impunity without eventually provoking some kind of defensive reaction from the US workers. And, this tiny minority of capitalists is scared shitless of the fact that millions of these workers who they plan to drive into abject poverty possess automatic and semi-automatic weapons just as powerful as the police forces the capitalist class relies on as the “thin blue line” between the filthy rich exploiters and their working-class victims. The tiny US capitalist class knows that there’s no way that the 500 of them can stay in power as long as US workers can legally own weapons that enable them to effectively and successfully mount an armed insurrection to overthrow capitalism. And so they are conspiring to take away US workers’ right to bear arms – especially those military-style “assault weapons” that could be used to outgun the capitalist class’ local and state cops.
It’s way past time for a Second American Revolution (or Third, if you count the US Civil War, which smashed slavery). The US capitalist ruling class has declared that it has no respect for the rule of law and has shredded the Bill of Rights. This was first done by the Republicans with the Patriot Act, using the convenient excuse of the 9/11 attacks to justify it; was agreed to at the time by the Democrats; and has since then been expanded vastly by the leadership of both of the pro-capitalist, anti-worker political parties that make up the US’ phony democracy. The frontal attack on our Bill of Rights is BIPARTSAN – therefore we need to IMMEDIATELY ESTABLISH new political parties of the working class to DEFEND OURSELVES AND OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILIES and to OVERTHROW this MOST DESPOTIC AND CRIMINAL OF ALL THE WORLD’S OUTLAW REGIMES – the United States Government! To Arms!
Do we, the working class of the United States, need the right to carry assault weapons? YES! Why? TO DEFEND OURSELVES FROM THE US GOVERNMENT AND ITS ‘SPECIAL BODIES OF ARMED MEN’, WHOLLY OWNED SUBSIDIARIES OWNED AND OPERATED BY THE US CAPITALIST CLASS, which has the most powerful military in the world and which has just declared that it has the RIGHT to MURDER “ITS OWN” CITIZENS whenever it decides that we workers have gotten “too far out of line”!
If that’s not a reason the defend the Second Amendment, FULLY AUTOMATIC WEAPONS IN HAND what the hell IS? To Arms!
These people – like idiotic CNN dipshit Piers Morgan – who ask the workers of the United States to just surrender their right to bear arms at the very same time that the US Government asserts its “right” to murder us for opposing it are COWARDS who expect us – American workers! – to surrender all our rights and to become, openly, the unarmed, cowering slaves of the US capitalist class, which is robbing us blind, stealing our homes, throwing our families out into the streets in the middle of winter and driving our wages down to a level below that necessary to stay alive – all so they can live in mansions! 500 people in this country own 50% of the national wealth – and they call this a DEMOCRACY! And now, since we are taking away their death penalty state-by-state because they have been framing innocent people and sentencing them to death for decades, they are asserting their right to assassinate us without a trial!
“These are the times that try men’s souls” – indeed! “To Arms! To Arms! The US Capitalist Class and their Cops and Military Special Forces are Coming to Torture and Assassinate Us!”
Workers of the World, Unite!
Independent Workers Party of Chicago