Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

102 Years Ago

The Colorado National Guard was called out to suppress a labor strike, resulting in the Ludlow Massacre.

If you sincerely believe that the military of this country will not obey an order to open fire on American citizens, then you should re-examine your beliefs.

7 comments:

D. said...

Ludlow, Haymarket, Kent & Jackson State--oh, they'll shoot, all right. I am aware of all historical traditions (not really, I just wanted to use that sentence)!

Why do Americans seem to prefer to be ignorant about history?

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Bummer, man. Just spark one up and try not to think about it. 420, man, like, wow.

Gerald Parks said...

NOT hard to imagine at all ...ask any African-American who's lost a loved one because of LEO extrajudicial shootings?

Comrade Misfit said...

Gerald, there are a lot of Tea Partiers (white folk) who seem to believe that if they rise up in rebellion, that the Army won't shoot them down.

They're quite wrong and the evidence for that goes as far back as the Whiskey Rebellion. But they still persist in their delusion.

Murphy's Law said...

West Virginia Mine wars...post-WW1 use of Guard and Army troops to put down civil insurrection, with no less than Billy Mitchell himself showing up with bombers, which he advocated for use in putting down such disturbances.

And the only militia guys more laughable than the ones who think that the military won't fight them are the ones who say that they'll take on the military and WIN (because five or six fat guys in store-bought BDUS can easily defeat professional soldiers who have the latest equipment and training and unlimited back-up available).

Murphy's Law said...

Gerald,

Most all of those "African Americans" shot by the police had it coming, just FYI. A few did not, but most--and I mean almost all of them--did.

Comrade Misfit said...

Murph, there was a time I might have agreed. But there is beaucoup evidence that the cops are faster on the trigger when the person on the other end of the gun isn't white. It's been over 30 years since the last dead cop in a blue-on-blue shooting was a white guy. The bravest cops of all are black plainclothes cops responding to a hot call.