Why They Will Lose This Time

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by Eric Peters EricPetersAutos.com

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Americans either don’t see it or don’t care. One reader put it as follows:

“I wish I had some faith in all of this but history isn't kind to it. My prediction is that a few of you will be made examples which will be splashed all over the media, 99.9 percent will do as they are told, and the rest will merely hide/bury their guns for another day . . . which never comes. California already made the SKS (rifle) illegal retroactively and all the owners meekly handed them over. This won't be any different. It is to easy to go to work, make another deal with the devil, and hope that nothing worse happens … but it will. The cattle cars will next and you won't resist those either. Your neighbor will be called a terrorist but you won't care because he always was a little funny, kept putting leaves in your yard, and most importantly it isn't you….”

It could certainly go that way (as history so depressingly shows us). But it could also go a different way. I suspect it will. In fact, I submit that we already have evidence that it is going differently.

For one thing, a lot of people are already wake — and more are waking up every day.

In percentage terms, the numbers are small — perhaps 5 percent of the population is comprised of people who reject the state — organized violence — in principle and who adhere consciously to the Non-Aggression Principle (NAP). However, that 5 percent is also millions of people. Now consider that there are tens of millions more gun owners who are frightened by — and angry about — what’s going on. Who are beginning to comprehend that a right that matters to them is under siege — and thus, inevitably, they are beginning to appreciate that all of their rights (and by necessary implication, the rights of others) are also under siege. They are beginning to get it. And their numbers are increasing at a geometric rate. Witness the eruption of rage in New York. The widespread and public utterances of defiance. (See here and here.) Even the cops — some of them, at any rate — are coming out openly on the right side. Our side. (See here.)

It is unprecedented — and thus, heartening.

If even 10 percent of these waking-up Americans join the cause, that’s an army of tens of millions of people.

Armed, determined people. Who realize what’s at stake — that is, everything. And who are therefore prepared to go to the mattresses over it, if need be.

This is no small thing.

And it is an important difference relative to the situation of Germany — and Germany’s Jews and other soon-to-be-victims — in the 1930s.

Or even America — and Americans — in the 1990s.

The Jews and other non-Nazis of 1930s Germany were — largely — naive civilians; typical “liberals,” in modern parlance — people who didn’t reject the state (organized violence) in principle. In fact, most of them embraced the state. They were socialists or social democrats or communists… in other words, authoritarians of one type or another. They did not question the essential thing — the lawful violence that is the state. Most of them accepted it. This is what blinded them to the inevitable result of the NSDAP and Adolf Hitler. They could not see the trains to Auschwitz.

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Eric Peters [send him mail] is an automotive columnist and author of Automotive Atrocities and Road Hogs (2011). Visit his website.

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