On November 8, 1938 German Socialists confiscated all of the Jews’ guns.
TimesMachine: November 9, 1938 – NYTimes.com
The Holocaust began the next day.
When did the Holocaust begin?
Authoritarians under any banner can commit horrendous atrocities.
In the mid- 1500s Antwerp became the financial and commercial capital of the, then, known world.
Its remarkable prosperity was based upon freedom and trade. A businessman from Paris wrote home that the moment he arrived his serfs became free. One could criticize the government and what’s more when you left you could take all your money with you.
In astonishment an Italian wrote that Dutch men are faithful to their wives.
Young men who rose in business got involved with charities and took up golf. Living the life of a decent citizen.
What is there not to like?
Next door was the Spanish Netherlands and like all authoritarians could not stand such a pleasant life. Also some of the free Dutch had trashed some Catholic icons.
Being short of funds in 1576, they turned loose their troops upon the city. Some 7,000 men women and children were murdered.
Authoritarians can’t stand ordinary life.
It has been called the “Spanish Fury”. The Dutch moved the money market to Amsterdam, virtually unassailable by land.
Conducted by the French upon their own citizens the St. Bartholomew Day Massacre murdered some 30,000 people who were deemed politically incorrect.
While the numbers are small compared to the record over the past 100 years it is an example of evil.
In Europe on every great experiment in authoritarian government, the governing classes eventually granted themselves the privilege of state murder.
History shows the path to how it happens.
The guns weren’t enough – without a moral citizenry determined to protect the rights of fellow citizens – without exception – it can happen again. Is it inevitable? As surely – as readily – as our politicians disparage one another for personal gain. They be blind leaders of the blind …
Too many schools, institutions have become ground zero for the normalization of degradation and violence – for the denigration of those who refute, reject the new orthodoxy. Those ‘invested’ in the public trust have become the principals of hate, shouting down what voices of reason attempt to rise above the invective.
“Here is the patience of the saints.”
In the public eye, eventually de-escalation will fail as surely as complacency tolerates the desolation of reason and accord.
In Berlin, there really were not that many guns confiscated (2569 + 1702) and only 20,000 rounds of ammunition. That’s only 5 rounds/gun. The Jews didn’t have enough guns and ammunition to begin with. No of course, not every gun or round could be seized.
I have at least 400 rounds in my possession and that’s just for recreation. Gun nuts around here have thousands on their own.
Gun control advocates will tell you “German history proves that the rate of Jewish gun crimes fell sharply after the legally mandated confiscation of their firearms.”
Every single gun control advocate I have ever spoken with always, always, always, if you pin them down on exactly how the “control” is supposed to work, has told me that their plan requires sending men with guns to kill anyone who refuses. Every. Single. One.
German archives document a statistically significant decrease in gun violence committed by Jews after the pacification of the Warsaw ghetto.
Socialists always demand confiscation of guns because they know it’s easy to vote yourself into socialism but once your in your going to have to shoot your way out.
The Booker/Harris Plan. Minority situational awareness.
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