By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

25 thoughts on “Violence Never Solves Anything”
  1. That’s right up there with the girl who got herself arrested for stealing a sign.

    Don’t start something you’re not prepared to see through. Whether it’s building a skyscraper or stealing a sign, every decision has consequences.

  2. A wonderful illustration of the difference between “non-violence” and “non-aggression.”

  3. Ah, good old Rose City Antifa (Portland). Stroll through their picture gallery and you’ll be quite amused, especially when you come across their new admin.

    1. Was that the Rose City Communist Cosplay Society? I didn’t recognize any of their telltale logos and couldn’t make out any landmarks… The pink t-shirts as shemagh look is new too.

      They’ve actually been fairly quiet so far this summer. It’s early days, of course, but things should really kick off as we approach the end of summer electioneering season.

    1. My favorite was when “you hit a woman” got thrown out there. I’ve seen that tactic before. Some woman in an Antifa mask starts into the fray, but as soon as she gets clocked they start yelling “you hit a woman.”

      I know Miguel says “never hit a woman, even with the pedal of a rose” but if she joins in the black bloc in a street fight, well, she knew the risks when she put on the uniform.

      1. A gentleman never hits a lady; But, also a lady never hits a gentleman.

        Both will absolutely smack the stupid out of some uncouth violent thug — be that thug a man or a woman — who needs to have the stupid smacked out of them.

        Chivalry is a not a one-way system. It offers certain social advantages and benefits to the people who follow it, which were paired with certain social restrictions and obligations on them as well. If a gentleman wanted to be treated with decorum, deference, and dignity than he was obligated to behave honorably and respectably. A common man had a lot more freedoms to behave in a ways that society would still tolerate, but wouldn’t have ever accepted from a gentleman. Likewise, a common woman could do things that would have absolutely scandalized a gentlewoman. But criminality was a step beyond even that, it was utterly unacceptable for the gentry and the commons… and violent crime was worst of all.

        If a common woman struck a gentleman in a moment of emotional outburst or drunken illogic, chivalrous social mores and his personal honor dictated that he rebuke her. A sternly worded “Hey, knock that off.” was sufficient. But if a person — man or woman — launched a deliberate criminal assault on a gentleman, he wasn’t obligated to let it go. In fact, chivalrous social mores obligated a gentleman to risk his own health in order to protect others and keep the peace for society as a whole. A common man who witnessed a criminal assisting someone could run to fetch help, honor dictated that a gentleman step in himself.

        That’s why gentlemen were privileged to wear arms with less social stigma than a common man. Everyone had the right to keep and bear arms, of course, but a gentleman could do so with less disruption to society. When Sir Hugh Tractsoland wore his sword in the Sunday market, no one thought it notable, when Farmer Matthew McMudpatch strode into town with a sword on his belt, the constabulary took notice… But if McMudpatch started causing a ruckus, Sir Hugh was obligated to intervene.

        1. On the “hit a woman” part: if it wears a mask, how can you tell?
          Ish, good points, though the bit about gentlemen bearing arms is the British semi-right — where the right to bear arms was “suitable to their condition and degree” (not to mention being limited to protestants, see St. George Tucker.

          1. I’m speaking of the system in very broad strokes. Obviously the specifics would vary from place to place, era to era, and of course there were always more people who paid lip service to the ideals of the system but lived their daily lives in ways that fell short of the ideal.

            I mean, we all know that there were “gentlemen” who beat or otherwise abused their wives, daughters, and other ladies.

            But that’s beside the point. These communist cosplayers wanted to invoke the chivalrous system (“don’t hit a woman!”) to their benefit, without having to abide by its obligations. That ain’t how it works, Che.

        2. While I try to be chivalrous, chivalry is something that only applies in civil societies during a time of peace.

          Some people have used the chivalrous nature of good men as a weapon against them.

          The Vietnamese used non-uniformed female combatants against American GI’s knowing that American men were less likely to shoot a woman. Palestinians have been known to use women, especially pregnant women, as terrorists because Israelis were more likely to be gentle with them and not search them as thoroughly.

          An Antifa street fight is neither civil nor peaceful. It is an less-lethal analog for melee warfare. That changes the rules of engagement. If a woman comes at you with the intention of causing you harm, do not treat her like a woman, treat her like what she is, an enemy combatant. Do not let them use your chivalry against you, making you hesitate and therefor be vulnerable to attack.

  4. Whoever came up w the black tarps is retarded. Really? A flimsy moving wall? Biggest red flag (heh) ever??

    1. “Anyone who clings to the historically untrue and thoroughly immoral doctrine that violence never settles anything I would advise to conjure up the ghosts of Napoleon Bonaparte and the Duke of Wellington and let them debate it. The ghost of Hitler could referee and the jury might well be the Dodo, the Great Auk, and the Passenger Pigeon. Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and their freedoms.”

      –Robert A. Heinlein, ‘Starship Troopers,’ Ch. 2

      There’s a quote from Heinlein for everything.

    2. I once pointed this out in a letter to the editor in a local weekly paper, when the publisher of that paper made such a silly comment. I worded it just about that way, knowing full well said publisher was a WW2 veteran. Clearly, he let his partisan biases get in the way of knowing reality.

    1. “Let us reflect upon the fact that a man who covers his face shows reason to be ashamed of what he is doing. A man who takes it upon himself to shed blood while concealing his identity is a revolting perversion of the warrior ethic. It has long been my conviction that a masked man with a gun is a target. I see no reason to change that view.” –Col. Jeff Cooper

      Because while there’s a Heinlein quote for everything there isn’t always a Cooper quote for it. But when the Colonel did have something to say on a subject, he always said it perfectly.

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