Lessons best learned

Armed and Christian reports on the ridiculous sentence handed down to one of the chief executioners of the barbarous Cambodian Khmer Rouge regime. This man directly oversaw and assisted in the torture and murder of over 16,000 Cambodians, and the UN tribunal that judged him took 10 years and spent $100 million only to deliver a 19 year sentence!

Mike over at Sipsey Street Irregulars uses this report to expound on the lessons we should all have learned when we look back over the 20th century and examine the actions of Hiter, Stalin, Pol Pot, and various tyrants that butchered so many of their own people.

Mike's Lesson Number 1 should be etched into our hearts and minds:

If a bureaucrat, or a soldier sent by a bureaucrat, comes to knock down your door and take you someplace you do not want to go because of who you are or what you think -- kill him. If you can, kill the politician who sent him. You will likely die anyway, and you will be saving someone else the same fate. For it is a universal truth that the intended victims always far outnumber the tyrant's executioners.
If you read absolutely nothing today, please go read these two blog posts, and then give some thought to those whom you love and what their future is likely to be in this new America.

By the way, you DO know that War is not the 20th century's biggest killer don't you?

I leave you with the words of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn:

"And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?... The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If...if...We didn't love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation.... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward."


MikeH. said...

One has to admit, Mike does have an easy to understand way of putting his thoughts to words.

I wonder how many people in America believe such things could never happen here? But then, that's the exact reason why it can happen here.


GunRights4US said...

Far too many Americans think that we are somehow immune to tryanny. I meet them all the time.