Why we need a strong Second Amendment

Rayma is a Venezuelan cartoonist who today published a panel which has pissed off the Opposition in Venezuela, the side she is on.

People are dying while the politicos from both side are playing their games in the country and abroad. And the People will not do squat because fighting for Freedom and killing the oppressor has been tattooed in their brains as immoral and not worthy of a true Democracy. Any “freedom” must be achieved without violence or it becomes impure.

International help (Food and medicines) is arriving to the border town of Cucuta in Colombia to be delivered in Venezuela. What has been the response of the Venezuelan Government? Block the border access.

Venezuelan troops have barricaded a bridge on the country’s western border with Colombia in an apparent attempt to prevent the entry of humanitarian aid sent by opposition leaders trying to force Nicolas Maduro from power.
On Wednesday lunchtime a fuel tanker and two shipping containers blocked the Tienditas international bridge which connects the two countries and has become a staging ground for the planned relief effort. Members of Venezuela’s Bolivarian national guard could also be seen at the bridge

Venezuela: Troops block border bridge to stop aid from Colombia

The Opposition probably issued a strongly worded criticisms and perhaps planned on another meeting with the proper NGOs out there so they can come to an agreement to issue a formal letter of complain, strongly worded, of course.

In the meantime, people will continue to die from starvation and sickness, but always maintaining the high moral ground of non-violence which surely will bring freedom this time.

Well, death is a form of freedom, right?

 

8 Replies to “Why we need a strong Second Amendment”

  1. That barrier looks like something a bulldozer could remove in 5 minutes. Just push those things into the river and continue on.

    Then again, on your observation that the locals don’t seem motivated to make the effort, I see this quote in the newspaper article you linked:
    “We are a non-violent movement. We do not have weapons and we do not want to have them. We are absolutely certain that violence benefits the government and we cannot win a violent struggle against the government”

    Yes, I guess they have not just been disarmed but disballed.

    1. I suspect there’s more than one border crossing point that stuff is getting through, that the army know about, but is getting a fat cut for not knowing about it.

        1. Even there, I’m being rather generous in assuming that anything is actually getting to people not connected. It’s more likely everything coming in is going to the friends and families of the army, or is being resold at inflated prices by the army.

          1. Beisde what gets “distracted” for personal use or black market, the thing they do usually is to collect the goods and slap a sticker that says “Brought to you by the Government” or words to that effect and then give it to the people as example of magnanimity from their President

            1. Underneath every single tyranny, you will also find massive corruption. I have no doubt that Maduro’s cronies and minions are working it to the hilt, especially those eyeing the likely need to get out of the nation at a moment’s notice.

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