The Screwing of America – They Are Not My Friends

by Jeff Knox, Opinion

This is not just a problem of the “left,” nor is it owned solely by the “right.” This is a universal problem among all of the participants in this horror show.
This is not just a problem of the “left,” nor is it owned solely by the “right.” This is a universal problem among all of the participants in this horror show.
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U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- The recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia should have every liberty-loving American deeply concerned. Ronald Reagan's warning, that “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction,” sounds ominously prescient today. Clearly the people involved, mostly young men, have no understanding of what freedom and the great American experiment are all about.

This is not just a problem of the “left,” nor is it owned solely by the “right.” This is a universal problem among all of the participants in this horror show playing out in our nation's streets, whether they be Constitution-quoting, white separatists or Marx-spewing, anti-Fascists, or anyone else in the rainbow coalition of trolls and idiots that have been capturing the national spotlight of late.

The most obvious evidence of their corrupt concepts and ideas lies in the glaring hypocrisy of their alliances. On one side, you have violent, nihilistic anarchists, who espouse an end to government and all forms of government authority, teaming up with revolutionary Marxists, who support an all-powerful authoritarian state, along with racist separatist groups like La Raza (which recently repackaged itself as UnidosUS), the Brown Berets, the Black Panthers, Muslim groups that endorse Sharia theocracy and oppression of women, and LGBTQ+ activists who are disliked by several of the previously mentioned groups, and condemned to death by the last one, as well as a wide variety of “enlightened” people of “tolerance” who just want all “haters” killed or beaten out of existence.

On the other side, you have Constitution-loving, flag-waving “patriot” groups, marching in lock-step with the patriotic, “God-fearing” morons in the white sheets, and the goose-stepping idiots that revere a socialist dictator that their grandfathers were willing to give their lives to defeat. Alongside these thoroughly incompatible ideologies, are the various anti-feminists, anti-homosexuality, anti-Muslim, and anti-immigration groups that fear they are being oppressed and supplanted by the various aforementioned groups.

The mainstream propaganda outlets feed the anger with their painfully one-sided “reporting,” while much of the “alternative media” is skewing even farther off course with outrageous stories, rumors, and unproven claims. Politicians, pundits, and academicians fall in line with the PC Police, to denounce the white, straight, Christian male dominated groups as evil hate-mongers, while ignoring, or playing down the blatant, racism, sexism, and anti-male, anti-Christian pronouncements of the “left.”

No one is interested in the cause of the sudden prominence of “white power,” and “men's rights” groups (simply laying it at the feet of Donald Trump), nor are they interested in hearing the complaints of these groups, or anyone who has foolishly associated with, or are arbitrarily lumped in with these groups. They simply apply a derogatory label and declare their views and opinions invalid and unworthy of being heard, or even being allowed to be uttered. This, of course, frustrates people with valid concerns and complaints, driving them into these awkward alliances with people with whom they have so little agreement.

I warned several months ago in this space and elsewhere that one of the repercussions of the rise of the violent left, and the cover provided for them by the media, politicians, and academia, would be increased recruiting by white identity groups. As frustrated people get together to complain about the unfair treatment they are receiving, they are sucked into associations and actions that they would not have dreamed of a year ago. They feel a kinship in sharing a common enemy, and feel that the only way they can be heard is if they yell – loudly – and take actions that will attract media attention, like the march in Charlottesville.

Here's a newsflash for those guys: mainstream America is never going to give serious consideration to anything said by anyone wearing a swastika or a pillowcase, or anyone who talks like someone wearing a swastika or a pillowcase. Nor are they going to give credence to anyone associating with people wearing swastikas and pillowcases.

Using racist epithets and speaking derogatorily about people's race, religion, ethnicity, sex, or sexual preferences, will never be socially acceptable or tolerated, unless the epithets and derogatory comments are aimed at white, Anglo, hetero, Christian males. Everything else is strictly off-limits. It isn't fair, but trying to force the issue just makes things worse – as the march in Charlottesville did.

The natural response to unfair assaults – verbal or physical – is to retaliate, and give as good as you get. In the real world of national politics and public opinion, that just doesn't work, especially coming from the “privileged majority.” Instead of participating in the escalation the ugly rhetoric and violence, aggrieved groups need to take a page from Dr. Martin Luther King and Gandhi: non-violence. That doesn’t mean pacifism, meekly taking a beating, but a non-confrontational approach that focuses on facts and reason, and gives the opposition plenty of opportunity to demonstrate their irrational hatred and bigotry. That was actually happening to a large degree until the sheet-heads and brown-shirts moved up.

Why is this important to the Second Amendment movement? Because we are frequent targets of the broad-brush smear campaigns that flow from disasters like Charlottesville. As I am writing this, I just received a fundraising plea from a division of Bloomberg's anti-rights conglomerate, associating the NRA with white supremacists on the grounds that they supported Trump, and had the temerity to criticize lying media and leftist violence earlier this year.

The ancient proverb: “The enemy of my enemy is my friend,” might be applicable in some circumstances, and for now it seems to be working for the “left,” though they will undoubtedly turn on each other eventually. It certainly doesn't work for the “right,” when that “friend” is a pariah to the world, devaluing the overall message by their mere presence.

Any alliance with evil is evil, and all sides of this mess are corrupted.

Neal Knox - The Gun Rights War
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About Jeff Knox:

Jeff Knox is a second-generation political activist and director of The Firearms Coalition. His father Neal Knox led many of the early gun rights battles for your right to keep and bear arms. Read Neal Knox – The Gun Rights War.

The Firearms Coalition is a loose-knit coalition of individual Second Amendment activists, clubs and civil rights organizations. Founded by Neal Knox in 1984, the organization provides support to grassroots activists in the form of education, analysis of current issues, and with a historical perspective of the gun rights movement. The Firearms Coalition has offices in Buckeye, Arizona and Manassas, VA. Visit: www.FirearmsCoalition.org.

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    Just remember this. If not for the 2nd Amendment the ‘Anarchists’ perpetrating violence in the ‘streets’ would probably be perpetrating that violence in your ‘home’. Not knowing whether a gun rests by your ‘front door’ is the best deterrent!

    CountryBoy
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    Obama spent 8 Years fundamentally changing America by Driving Wedge after Wedge after Wedge into this Country making Race relations the WORST that I have seen in 40+ Years …….. and THAT was BEFORE Trump got elected…….and NOW Obama’s LEGACY of DIVISION is PLAGUING Trump……… and America

    FlaBoy
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    FlaBoy

    It’s called “identity politics”. Instead of making race, sexual preference, religious belief, etc, etc a non-issue, it pushes it to the front. Emphasize the differences, the things that push us apart, every group a “victim”. How many of us, black or white, ever thought we would see a black president in our lifetime. And yet we did. But instead of him taking advantage of this historical event to move us forward as a nation and people, he instead, as you pointed out, used it to further divide, dis-join us, and move us backward.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    Does no one in government realize that those statues are our free speech? By allowing thugs to tear them down government is allowing thugs to end our First Amendment Civil Right.

    Gregory Romeu
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    Gregory Romeu

    EXACTLY and THIS calls for both federal and state lawsuits to protect these memorials!

    tomcat
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    tomcat

    @ WB that is a fact that can’t be denied. That is our expression of free speech. I do not believe it is about the statues or monuments. It is about tearing this country apart and eliminating all of our rights as a free country. This is just a way of getting their way. The “their” I am referring to is the people that are trying to destroy this country. That doesn’t include the minions that follow this left movement. Lets face it, they are too stupid to realize what they are wishing for and they think only of the… Read more »

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @tomcat, I, too, am sure that ultimately it is not about the statues, themselves. Just another way of controlling thought. Do you, by any chance know anything about putting together a solar power system?

    Gregory Romeu
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    Gregory Romeu

    Why is Steppenwolf’s 1970 song lyrics, AMERICA/ MONSTER/ SUICIDE keep resonating through my mind?

    Gregory Romeu
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    Gregory Romeu

    Then again, WHY are people being hired to counter-protest the protesters to make it like like, “we” are counter-protesting the protesters and AMERICA is falling for it?

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Greg R, I don’t know their mind, but I would guess that Soros, Bloomberg and the other money worshipers hire protesters for the same reason that they hire web trolls. There are great profits to be made in confusion, upheaval, turbulence, and pandemonium. Remember that Soros made billions bringing the British pound sterling to its knees. There are trillions to be made by bringing America down.

    tomcat
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    @WB They must have taken down my post because I don’t see it any longer. To answer your question about building a solar power system, I am sorry to say that I don’t. I get your drift, though, it would benefit all of us if we were as self sufficient as possible because we never know who or what is going to come after us. It is very difficult to trust anyone in Washington, even those that our votes sent there. I am going to do some research on the subject of solar power, though.

    joe martin
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    The government system as it exists today benefits from the division of Americans, not PC government preferred hyphenated-Americans, but Americans. An integral part of the plan is to make sure the largest majority (middle-income Whites) are consistently abused and discriminated against in favor of minorities in order to fulminate antagonism, resentment and hatred against minority groups. The Great Society was the beginning and 50 years later it clearly was a failure, but continues. Take money (taxes) away from middle class whites and give to minorities, give minorities scholarships, but make middle class whites either pay for or have their children… Read more »

    JohnBored
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    JohnBored

    NAZI = National Socialist Workers Party. Sounds left wing to me. Market Sanger. Hero of the left. Strong proponent of abortion and eugenics. Sounds like a white supremacist

    John Dunlap
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    John Dunlap

    After this debacle, I spent a some time looking into the groups that were present. Curiously, I had to visit the SPLC website to get that information, and I am sure it is incomplete. An interesting aside is that SPLC lumps Oathkeepers in with “white supremacists.” Ironic, given that SPLC is probably one of the premier hate groups in the country. Of those I was able to check out, a very small minority are Neo Nazi and Fascist types, mostly the same night crawlers who unsuccessfully tried to graft themselves onto the TEA party protests. These make up less than… Read more »

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @John Dunlap, Boy howdy, you are so on time and on target! The next battle will be won or lost in the Repub primary elections.

    John
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    The country is divided and will remain divided, some of it is the left, Democrats, media and the way are children are taut in schools. If you live in a big city and are on the right, you better prepare and organize for what is coming. I saw a group very unprepared in Charlottesville with no plan to make sure everyone was on the same page. Prepare, train and be armed to defeat the left. It is not just a white thing, it is an American thing. We dont erase history just because one group thinks it is right, we… Read more »

    The Revelator
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    John, You need to remember that the pendulum always swings back with as much force as you tried to get it to go in the direction you originally intended. Speaking on “It’s not a white thing, do it for america”? “We will do it ‘without’ select groups of people if they don’t agree with us”? Do you understand how much you sound like Obama, Hillary, Antifa, and the New Black Panthers with those statements? Now I understand that currently you want to push back against those idiots, but in the process you are no different than they are. Now, I’m… Read more »

    John
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    We have had group since we were little kids, our teachers put us in groups, our government put us in groups, it will always be some sort of group. There is nothing that I say that sounds like Obama or Hilary. I dont want to push, I want to be prepared to combat the left when they have push there groups up to my door step. The problem is certain groups or people who are the minority that are pushing out the majority. The rights of the majority are losing. The groups in Charlottesville were unprepared. Just because you are… Read more »

    The Revelator
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    The Revelator

    John, here is the problem then if you actually mean what you are saying in this second comment. You are excusing an US VS THEM argument. This is not ever going to be an argument you will win as long as you speak against “Minorities.” What we need to be doing right now is communicating to them that we stand for their rights as well, but on an equal status with our own. This does not mean we give up our principles, in fact we don’t budge an inch. We stand on the constitution and the Declaration of Independence. Your… Read more »

    James A. "Jim" Farmer
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    https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/26707-franklin-graham-condemns-using-charlottesville-to-attack-trump Perhaps this recent article via The New American will help shed light on this. Franklin Graham speaks out here. The New American is the bi-weekly periodical of The John Birch Society in Appleton, Wisconsin ( http://www.jbs.org and http://www.thenewamerican.com, respectively). Gun owners, NRA members, Second Amendment activists, voters, those in the pro-life movement, Christians, Catholics, family and marriage minded people, free thinking citizens, and vastly more could, and rightly should, heed and learn from The John Birch Society. Because the masses are not getting credible honest sane sound truth, decency, and information via the government controlled socialist public schools, colleges,… Read more »

    Tionico
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    Dig a little bit into the history of that Kessler guy, the ringleader for the permitted demonstration. Pretty much what I had guessed at the beginning. And pretty typical of the sort of person used as a tool by a larger power to effect the quiet agenda of that back-stage stringpuller. SOMEONE needs to begin to trace out a few things… HOW did many of those people end up in Charlottesville? WHO paid them to attend? WHO organised it all? I know which spot mY nickel is on, but you do your own digging and see for yourself…. things are… Read more »

    Wild Bill
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    @Tio, This might help to explain:
    Why Was This ‘Crowd Hire’ Company Recruiting $25 An Hour ‘Political Activists’ In Charlotte Last Week?
    by Tyler Durden
    Aug 17, 2017 3:45 AM
    “… the discovery of a craigslist ad posted last Monday, almost a full week before the Charlottesville protests, is raising new questions over whether paid protesters were sourced by a Los Angeles based “public relations firm specializing in innovative events” to serve as agitators in counter protests. The ad was posted by a company called “Crowds on Demand” and offered $25 per hour to “actors and photographers” …” Please see Zerohedge dot com.

    FB
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    They all look like idiots running around with their stupid flags.
    Scoop them all up and put them on an island Lord of the Flies style.

    tomcat
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    Good article and very correct. It goes back to what is being taught in our schools. Young people think that socialism is good but they won’t turn their head and look at Vensulia. The planning of the take over of America has been in place for many years and not getting any better.

    Albert
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    Albert

    Is the DNC and Soros hiring again??

    Tionico
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    Tionico

    have been for the past few years. Soros has recently raised his offer of pay, though. Must be getting harder to find dedicated deadbeats. AND< with the recent "change-up" to some protestors dying and being arrested, the risk factor has increased cubically…..

    Gregory Romeu
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    curt
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    if the dark gov keeps this crap up you have not seen anything yet.when the right side of j q public has had enough .there will be no mercy.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Curt, Had hiLIARy won the election, I would agree with you. Now, the government is in the hands of a conservative administration, that is doing conservative things and undoing Barry Soetoro (aka Barak Obama) things. So it is not in the interest of conservatives to do any revolting. If the liberal/progressive/ socialists revolt, then the conservative controlled government will utilize Army, Nat. Guard, federal agency, and huge unending logistical assets. What can be done is to quietly take over the repub party by surprising the party elites at the primary elections, which will not cost you a dime. And you… Read more »

    Pistol Pete
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    Pistol Pete

    Why does your pictures only show one side of the haters and not some pictures of the left ?

    Tionico
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    Tionico

    they were ALL of the “left”. Some used different symbols for their rant, but the whole thing was staged by varying factions of the left liberal rotters. Read about the “leader”, Kessler I think is his name, of the supposed “right” that had the Mother May I Paper to demonstrate… he was a kingpin in th OCcupy movement, again a kinbpin in one of the major riots after Trump won, and has along history of involvement with neo-nazi and other socialist organisations. He’s too young to have been in SDS, but their tactics and goals are clearly his. He, and… Read more »

    Gregory Romeu
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    Gregory Romeu

    Then there are those that, rather than make any attempt whatsoever to maintain a small piece of liberty for their nation, just move blindly through life as our nation and it’s fundamental principals and values get screwed like a cheap whore.

    Wild Bill
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    Not all of “them” believe in a cause. There is more behind this…. money! Soros money. Bloomberg money. Proof from zerohege dot com by Tyler Durden Aug 17, 2017 3:45 AM “Trump ignited a political firestorm yesterday during an impromptu press conference in which he said there was “blame on both sides” for the tragic events that occurred in Charlottesville over the weekend. Now, the discovery of a craigslist ad posted last Monday, almost a full week before the Charlottesville protests, is raising new questions over whether paid protesters were sourced by a Los Angeles based “public relations firm specializing… Read more »

    oldvet
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    @WB…As I told the Revelator the other evening , I do believe that xx sees you as a strong father figure and it conflicts with his Oedipus complex.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @oldvet, No, no, no, no man! I was OCONUS when that little shot was created. I’m sure that I can come up with a set of orders showing my presence elsewhere!

    oldvet
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    oldvet

    @WB… Didn’t mean to say you were. His Oedipus complex is jealous of a strong ( I should have said ) ” male figure ” whom he considers a threat to his fixation on “mommy”. That is why he always responds to you and not to Carl0s.

    oldvet
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    oldvet

    @Carl0s … You have shown a sharp witt that Xcrement Xcrement does not want to tangle with.

    oldvet
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    oldvet

    @WB… return comment waiting moderation

    oldvet
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    oldvet

    @WB…Try again comment seems to have been deleted.
    I didn’t mean to say you were. I should have said “strong male figure” , Which he fears will interfear with his mommy fixation.

    marc disabled vet
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    I don’t condone any part of what happened in Virginia .
    I just need to speak my mind .
    Hate is what it is it will be here till the end of man !
    What I seen in Virginia was hate met with hate .
    There were no innocent parties there. they all came
    and brought trouble and they all found it.

    Bandit
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    Bandit

    You might be just a bit wrong on that, there was man who was just trying to get home and had to walk through the area and was injured, he has about 30 stitches in his head, he was hit by one of the antifa thugs, this guy did nothing wrong but try to get home. Yeah there were a major portion of the thugs that were there just to cause trouble, but one businessman just trying to get home did nothing wrong.

    KSG
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    If you see the hells angels and ms-13 in a gang fight in the middle of the street, if u have a IQ higher than 2, i would think u would go around. Don’t stand in the middle of the street and wonder why you get run over. Don’t run from a police K9 and wonder why you get bit. Back to the IQ thing. Life is full of choices.

    Tionico
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    Tionico

    You forget a few things in your blaming this man. First, from what video I’ve seen, that crowd moved pertty quickly at times. It is easy to see how a man, accustomed to walking a certain route every workday, would never think twice about taking it again, as he’d done a hundred times before. He was on his customary course, the crowd overtook him as it moved, at times pushed by the corrupt and scheming police. LIfe IS full of choices, and that day all the past choices to walk that route harmlessly came together to lead him to walk… Read more »

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Tionico, The businessman should not have had to deviate from his usual peaceful path… in theory. But in these time when a politician would think nothing of ordering the police to refrain from doing their job, we all need to be hyper vigilant. Maybe some good will come of this. Maybe the business man will have an epiphany, and dedicate the rest of his life to cleaning up government.

    MikeMDS
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    MikeMDS

    This is a false flag op situation creates by Soros and 0bama. WAKE UP, people! Alt-Left and Alt-Right are run by the same forces… the goal is “divide and conquer” http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-08-16-wake-up-people-alt-left-and-alt-right-are-run-by-the-same-forces-the-goal-is-divide-and-conquer.html