Friday, March 20, 2009

Gun fetishism

You want to survive the collapse of civilization? Don't bother accumulating a gigantic arsenal of guns and ammunition and food enough for a decade. Join a church. Or do like Dean Ing, who called himself a "practical survivalist", did -- move to a small town, join the Chamber of Commerce, and become personal friends with the Chief of Police and the head of the local National Guard unit. Because while some amount of guns and ammunition are useful, in the end victory goes to the organized. Lone gunmen with a bunch of rifles end up dead, always, when facing an organized SWAT team intent upon clearing the neighborhood of any opposition to the new Committee to Re-make America God's Way that has hired them on due to the collapse of the federal government.

Which, BTW, is why I'm not interested in furthering the collapse of civilization... as a practicing Tuxologist, having to give up the practice of the Sacrament of the Herring and swear allegience to some vicious invisible sky demon as vs. a nice cuddly penguin makes my flippers shivver...

-- Badtux the non-magical Penguin

4 comments:

  1. I don't have a gun fetish, and I'm not advocating the end of civilization as we know it. I've grown accustomed to the civilization we have, thank you.

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  2. I wouldn't join any fucking church that would have me as a member.

    And I don't have a lot of guns, I pretty much don't even like guns. But I do have one for personal protection and a little hunting if it comes to that.

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