No Going Back, the ‘Middle Ground’ Has Vanished

By John Farnam : Opinion

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Czech Republic President Milos Zeman urged his citizens to arm themselves and to be prepared to efficaciously confront the coming “Muslim holocaust.”
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Ft Collins, CO –-( “Stupidity is the same as evil, when you judge by the results.” ~ Margaret Atwood

Deadly Islamic terrorists attacks upon the innocent are now weekly occurrences within the UK and Europe, and terrorists show no sign of relenting.

In the latest version, terrorists first ran down hapless pedestrians in a busy part of London. Then, armed with knives, they exited their van, slashing, stabbing, and kicking the injured who were trying to limp and crawl away!

Terrorists then entered adjacent restaurants and attacked anyone they could.

Seven fatalities and seven times that number injured.

Three Islamic terrorists where ultimately shot to death by police. They were wearing explosive “suicide belts,” which were eventually determined to be fake.

Response time for armed police units was “officially calculated” at eight minutes. By the time they arrived, much carnage had already been performed. Lethal gunfire from police likely prevented more.

UK’s Prime Minister was rightly proud of her police’s deadly answer to active terrorist murderers, and indicated that the eight-minute response in this case was pretty respectable.

Sadly, what she is really saying is that eight minutes is about as good as it’s ever going to get! And, during that eight (or more) minutes, terrorized, unarmed, and castrated UK citizens are on their own!

In refreshing contrast, Czech Republic President Milos Zeman urged his citizens to arm themselves and to be prepared to efficaciously confront the coming “Muslim holocaust.

I only wish DJT would say something similar!

Interesting that the Czech Republic, unlike the UK, has not unconditionally thrown open its arms to every “refugee” who wants to enter the country. Even so, gun sales in the Czech Republic are currently off the chart.

Predictably, socialists, who rule most of Europe and, until recently, the USA will react to steadily increasing Islamic terrorism by punishing all the people who don’t commit crimes, while simultaneously leaving them defenseless! Socialist politicians, without fail, will suffocate individual freedom, as they take extraordinary steps to protect themselves.

Islamics are just getting started! They smell weakness, stupidity, and lack of resolve in the West.

Many among the innocent will perish in coming months and years.

It won’t get better any time soon, probably not within our lifetimes.

As individuals, we have to face facts and make tough choices. There is scant “protection” upon which you can bet your life. You’re an Operator, or a VBC (victim by choice). “Middle ground” has vanished. The world will never be “like it was” again.


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Wild Bill

Anti-sharia law marches going on across the country, today. Had I known I would have gone. If moslems are empowered to create their own courts and create their own law, then why can’t I form my own court and apply my own law? Ranch law, yeah… that’s the ticket. The Short and Sweet Ranch Court!


The Feminists are marching with the Muslims here in Seattle in response. I guess genital mutilation of young girls, stoning rape victims to death, bombing, burning, slashing and running over non-muslims is better than being deemed “intolerant”.

Resistance is futile

We are living in the wrong country when others are more willing to trust and allow their citizens to be armed for protection.

Wild Bill

@Rif, if being armed is based on “allow”, then disallow could be a day away. I don’t think that we are living in the wrong country, but there are some lib/prog/socialists that are living in the wrong country.


I don’t think that we depend on armed citizens for protection, but there are, and will be, times when the police cannot, or are not able to, respond to an emergency in a timely matter.
You do have the Right to defend your home, family and friends from bad guys. If you believe otherwise, Good Luck!
I do not believe in “Dial-a-Prayer” where you dial 9-1-1 and hope that the police arrive in time to do more than take a report.


Great article John. I always read my daily ( Ammoland ), articles after I’ve read the daily news. The leftist news is so depressing, I must read Ammoland to remember I’m not alone. The left will never relent in their insanity. As an Oathkeeper, I’m in no quandary about where I stand. But, it’s good to touch base with other like minded deplorable, law abiding, true believers. I was thinking today, about all the firearms the American People donated to the British Citizenry during WWll. To my knowledge they were destroyed in the years following victory. I would love to… Read more »


While speaking in Australia recently, Secretary of Defense Mattis commented that Americans would not be frightened by Islamic terror attacks. Mad Dog’s comments reminded me of something I learned about terrorism long ago, during my days in Viet Nam; that is, that terrorism works differently on different kinds of populations. When unarmed civilians (by definition, the usual target of terrorists) were subjected to terrorist attacks, they behaved by becoming afraid and generally acquiescing to the terrorist’s desires. That’s what appears to be happening in Europe today. The effect on armed troops however, was dramatically different. WE more typically responded by… Read more »


You don’t even have to go to the Apache to see what happens. Google the James Gang in Northfield, Minnesota. The ARMED civilians nearly wiped out the gang when they attempted to rob the bank there.

Wild Bill

@martin, Are you a Minnesotan?


Nope, I live in God’s Country, Colorado. However, there are so many kommiefornians moving here that the regular folks are running into trouble.
There are about 4.5 million people in CO today and only 1.5 million live outside of the Denver-Boulder-Fort Collins triangle which leans Communist (excuse me, Democrat)

Wild Bill

@martin, There are so few people that know about the Northfield MN raid that I thought, maybe, you were from the land of blond hair and blue noses!

Pistol Packin Preacher

I love it!!!


As I recall the Northfield story, I remember the first I heard it being struck by the fact that it was predominantly pissed off civilians that took up arms against the James gang. Great analogy!

To the other points… there is hope in the millennial generation. My recently discharged son lives with me in Pa. we are by all means armed and have spent a lot of time working out how we would deal with the western exodus from the coast. Specifically the greater NYC area!


Get an FFL and purchase a “Ma Deuce”, put it on the back of your Ford F-150 and start patrolling I-70 for out of state license plates.
When the State Police catch up to you, claim ignorance about the .smokin’ .50 cal.
Just kidding, of course!


I read somewhere years ago that a pistol carry permit in the Czech Republic cost the equivalent of about $.50

VT Patriot

The stupidity of the “we must show them love” crowd will almost guarantee an increase in muslim terror. Living on the back side of a mountain, and a long way from other humans, my immediate need for protection is more natural as in bears and coyotes. My 911 time from call to presence of a cop is a little over an hour, sometimes shorter. Should I give up my means of protection so that someone, in the middle of the night, can break into my home? Should I just ask them to sit down and talk about how there is… Read more »


VT Patriot,
I completely agree with you. I live in a county environment just outside of a city. We do have reciprocity with the city otherwise it would be somewhere in the neighborhood of 30-45 minutes for the Sheriff’s response.
I also have the luxury of living in a community that has an armed security force but even then, the response time can be a bit slow so we do have a few firearms as we do have an increase in burglaries because of the number of people moving to our area from cities in Kommiefornia.

Wild Bill

@VT Pat, I, too, live fairly isolated, and there is a certain tactical value in not going into the kill zone, very often. There is, also, a weakness to it. If half a dozen cattle thieves (much less sixty juveniles) rolled up unexpectedly, they could overwhelm my defenses, and steal everything that I had at my leisure. And you too.
When the Thompson first came out they used to market it to isolated ranchers to help negate this problem.

Wild Bill

Should read, “… at their leisure…”. Sorry.


Wild Bill,
Once again, the Thompson is for sale on the open market. Unfortunately, it is semi-auto but I do believe it would take care of any problem that you might face on a daily basis.
A .45 cal round going downrange at 650 ft per second followed by up to 99 more would most certainly dissuade most cattle thieves and numerous juveniles from continuing their life of crime.

Wild Bill

@martin, Yeah, a semi-auto Thompson… I don’t think would get the job done. In the scenario where lots of felons showed up to clean out an isolated farm or ranch. Even with many preloaded weapons, a single person would have their hands full. No pun intended. If the many attackers could not quickly overwhelm the single defender, then they would use fire and maneuver. Fence and tripwire barriers would help. 12ga sabot to kill their cars. Militia Standard Rifle with lots of preloaded high capacity mags. Yeah, and a pre-dug pit to get rid of the bodies before the County… Read more »


There is no “almost” to the guarantee of increased terrorism… it WILL happen!


A number of years ago, a Soviet Premier, Nikita Khrushchev stated that the United States would be destroyed from within. As we watch different elements from the former Democrat (now Communist) Party and all of the Soros’ sponsored groups like Black Lives Matter, etc. run rampant across our landscape, it appears that Khrushchev’s words are beginning to ring true. I can only hope that that people will wake up and begin to demand that the politicians either start doing their jobs or get the Hell off the public stage (without any perks). Our Nation can only take so much one-sided… Read more »

Wild Bill

@martin, Regarding your last sentence…What the [email protected] is standing in our way…the police, sheriff’s dept., all manner of state and federal agencies? They don’t clean up the criminal mess, and they don’t let us do it. Government is not the solution. Government is the problem.


Agreed! We are “law-abiding” citizens and therefore, targets. I, for one, would enjoy taking out some of these critters, but the “Rules of Engagement” are such that “Defense of Country” would not stand up in today’s Injustice System.


Agreed Wild Bill. Let’s hope and pray the swamp does get cleaned. We must all, ( folks like us ), stick together now more than ever. We choose to not be victims, and to protect our families and the weak. No doubt, the left go to sleep at night, stoking their hatred. I hope I’m wrong, as I am about so many things. But, I believe the UK to be hopeless.


It should be noted that too many in this country those that ignore the precious gift given them by their birth in this land of self determination and DON”T VOTE. As disconcerting are those that have the guaranteed right to armed self protection and do not exercise that right.

Much like a muscle left unused, the ability for self determination can atrophy.


Well, until this last election, the choice was pretty much between Globalist #1 or Globalist #2.
Most of the Republicans are just as big traitors as the Dems. Trump’s been the first candidate to run on “America first” rather than “invade the world, invite the world” for several decades.

William M Butler, MSG USA ret

The Czech Republic president is a wise man. Farnam wraps it up by saying, ” The World will never be, like it was, again. Sad, but so true.


Actually, DJT did say, during his election campaign, that law-abiding citizens should be better armed so as to assist in their own defense against terrorism and other evil.