Socialist Gun Control "Paradise"
by Angel Shamaya
October 27, 2000
If the gun grabbers in America were allowed to have their way (they will not
be), we need only look to other nations to see the eventual cesspool into which
a disarmed populace can go. Indonesia is one such place. Not only would the vast
majority of Americans find this place unlivable, only a tiny percentage of
people would want to go there for a visit.
Indonesia pretends to be moving toward a democracy, but in an article
social classes support the struggle for democracy in Indonesia?, the
World Socialist Web Site says,
"On the one hand there exist a massive working class and an
impoverished peasantry, and on the other, a very thin layer of bourgeois
exploiters, whose enormous wealth depends on the support of the imperialist
financial institutions, with whom it collaborates in plundering the economy in
return for a share of the loot. The professional middle classes--traditionally
a major base of social support for parliamentary democracy--remains extremely
narrow and weak."
Such is the way of nations who arm only the elite. The net result, taken
directly from today's news reports, can be found below in an article written by
Irwan Firdaus and issued through the Associated Press on Thursday October 26
4:39 PM ET:
Malay Groups Hunt Down Settlers
PONTIANAK, Indonesia (AP) - Armed with machetes, swords and homemade guns,
indigenous Malay groups roamed the streets of this remote Borneo town Thursday
and hunted down newcomers from elsewhere in Indonesia, witnesses said.
At least four men, all settlers from the island of Madura, were hacked to
death by mobs in the past two days.
Many neighborhoods and buildings in Pontianak, 420 miles north of Jakarta,
were barricaded. Mobs lit bonfires in the main street and burned property
belonging to settlers. About 1,000 police and 500 soldiers had been deployed
around the town.
In one attack Thursday, Malay youths cornered a man in a market. Police
fired warning shots but failed to stop the youths from decapitating their
Most foreigners in the town had fled or were planning to leave, including a
British theatrical group that had been holding drama workshops to encourage
Gruesome clashes involving Malays as well as other indigenous groups
against settlers have flared periodically in the region.
At least 260 people, mostly Madurese, were killed in 1999.
This is not particularly abnormal for nations where a few elite rule and
profit from the labor of the unwashed masses; we've seen such reports in many
other countries with similar classification systems deeply entrenched into the
society -- and especially in those gun grabber oases where lowly untouchables
cannot protect themselves with arms.
Yes, in Indonesia, only the elite socialist ruling body, the police and the
military are allowed to keep and bear arms. Their Republic
of Indonesia Constitution of 1945 does not even contain the words
"arm," "arms," "gun," or "guns." Their
constitution does, however, say that
"Every citizen has the right to work and to live in human dignity."
It also says,
"Every citizen shall have the right to work and to a living, befitting
for human beings."
It also mentions,
"...the right of the People to determine their own fate..."
But if you are a peasant class citizen in Indonesia and you are caught with a
gun, get ready for prison -- or death. Gun possession is illegal, period.
In Indonesia, your only choice is to be a better swordsman than the mob who
comes to dismember you and your family, and to have a mob of friends with you
who are better at sword fighting than those who come to do you in. Unless of
course you want to join the thriving black
market and risk prison.
The President of Indonesia is one whose "rights" laid out in their
constitution are exercised fully. Among those rights, we find this little
"...the president has the right to issue government regulations in
lieu of laws."
In February of 1999, in its attempt to force democracy upon a country whose
Constitution of 1945 gave unbridled power to the rulers (held ever since by
military leaders), the International Monetary Fund was demanding that Indonesia
proceed hastily toward "the dismantling of price subsidies, the slashing of
government spending and the removal of barriers to international investors."
They haven't. They didn't.
And now, the subjects under the regime are simply dismantling human bodies,
slashing government slaves, and removing people's heads.
American anti-civil-rights gun grabbers would argue that "we are a
civilized society that wouldn't do that. 'Mob rules' mentality would never
happen here." They must've been sleeping during the Rodney King riots while
televised newscasts aired showing mobs of people killing their fellow Americans
in the streets and burning long-established productive citizens' businesses to
the ground. Perhaps they were on vacation in some far away place when -- earlier
this year -- a celebration in New York City was peppered with mobs of men raping
and molesting innocent, dainty ladies while their disarmed husbands sat by
helplessly and simply watched. In both of these historically-recent events on
American soil, the armed police were "unable to contain the melee."
The people in Indonesia are most certainly resisting the tyranny being
steamrolled over them by a government who doesn't hide the fact that they are rulers.
In March, as one of many examples,
"Unidentified persons fired on the representative office of the United
Development Party [PPP] in the House compound."
They used black market guns, of course, and they'd have gone to prison had
they simply been caught with the guns in their possession. They missed.
Also in March, according to Asia
"Two men attacked Matori Abdul Djalil, chairman of the National
Awakening Party (PKB) at his residence in Tanjung Mas Raya housing complex.
One of the men hit Matori with a machete on the back of his head and on his
right arm. The police, who confiscated a machete and an FN-46 gun and two
bullets from the suspects, said the attack could have been politically
Keen observation, officer.
Asia Times continues,
"Matori, who is also the co-chairman of the People's Consultative
Assembly, suffered only minor injury, but it was enough to evoke extreme fear
among some legislators. The very next day, the House pressed the government to
arm all legislators, a move the Indonesian police quietly supported."
"Provoked by the House move, high-ranking officials in the cabinet
demanded the same privilege and got the police's nod."
Get it? Enslave people with tyrannical government, when they resist and go
after the legislators who are making dark and oppressive laws that hold the slaves
down, arm the legislators, as well, and the police support it.
If you think NOT having a gun in your possession is somehow the best way to
deal with a mob of angry rioters armed with clubs, knives, machetes and other
assorted weapons, move to Indonesia. Or, stay here and be a easy-to-prey-upon
weakling if you so desire. More power to ya.
America ain't goin' there, and all who seek to take us there are dangerous
people -- detrimental to the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness.
What many self-defeating American legislators don't seem to grasp is that
there are peaceable but angry gun owners in every nook and cranny of this nation
who could pick them off like varmints at 1,000 yards, and they are armed with
the equipment to do it. And, considering the fact that in many areas America's
wives and daughters and sisters and mothers are required by the state to submit
to armed rapists, one can only wonder why nobody has yet pulled the the plug on
the anti-self-defense charade. But mark my words: unless the gun grabbing
socialists back off and soon, it's going to happen; it's only a matter of time
-- and timing. History tells more truth than the entire body of gunliars
combined, and Americans see the writing on the wall.
I almost feel sorry for the legislators who are pushing the anti-self-defense
agenda once they push one or more gun owners too far. But not quite. The
countless lives, fortunes and sacred honor they've cost America by disarming
decent citizens are of far greater value than their own, and the law of cosmic
justice is immutable.