Monday, February 27, 2017

Open Carry on Florida: Update.

There is no problem with OC, as we see in the 40+ states that have OC. Gas station robbers are not gunning down OCers at the counter, OCers are not having their guns yanked away by muggers, mass shooters aren't picking out OCers as their first target when they walk into the mall, or any of the other dozen or so largely FICTIONAL scenarios that so called "gun rights supporters" use to disparage the proliferation of OC. So let's set that aside. Whether anyone likes it or not, we are going to have OC in Florida at some point, and no amount of bitching by the Fudds or the liberals or the fair-weather gun people is going to stop it.

Anyway, thanks in part to my communications with certain Florida legislative offices, I may have found out what happened to Senator Steube's SB 140. Shortly after the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting, he seems to have pulled the bill from the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting schedule. The bill included a provision allowing concealed weapons licensees to carry inside the non-sterile areas of the airports. This may be the source of the worsening "political climate" I saw mentioned previously.

It appears that Senator Steube has rewritten SB 140, and the bill is now SB 644. All amendments to the locations where carrying is prohibited have been removed. Whereas SB 140 was an OC bill AND a bill that significantly limited prohibited areas, SB 644 appears to be a purely OC related bill.

Florida Senate Bill 644 would take effect on July 1, 2017 if it passes.

House Intel Committee Chairman says no evidence of Trump-Russia ties.

With all of the speculation coming from the lying mainstream media and the lying democrats, it's nice to hear from someone doing some actual work on the matter of Trump's alleged ties to Russia. The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee says he has seen no evidence that Trump has significant ties to Russia.

The mainstream media isn't going to like that.

Maybe the mainstream media could look into when Hillary sold the majority of US Uranium production to Russia...

No? Okay...

Sunday, February 26, 2017

How they operate.

Local police:

1. Laws restricting private citizens from forming militias (protected by the Constitution?) and persuing violent criminals, and restricting law-abiding private citizens from owning equipment helpful in persuing violent criminals. Laws limiting the self defense measures a private citizen can take without being prosecuted themselves.

2. Claim that police are the only ones capable and equipped to persue violent criminals. Encourage "shelter in place".

3. Ask for money, more military equipment, more guns and more cops, without ever telling the private citizens how many you need, just that you need "more" and whatever you have at any given time is "not enough". Tell the people the most important thing is always "officer safety", which is even more important than anyone's "rights".

4. ???

5. Profit.

Federal and State police:

1. Find an impressionable person (white is best, but a black will help fuel racial tension) with some "extreme" views, but they are otherwise not inclined, are incapable and unequipped to take any action, ever.

2. Befriend them, and train them to be capable, equip them and encourage them to take action. Provide the opportunity and assist them, but then arrest them at the last minute (or one minute too late).

3. Claim that "domestic terrorism" is a major threat, and request additional tax dollars for more weapons and equipment and lobby for the legal ability to spy on anyone you want without oversight, except by a super secret court that the public has no access to.

4. ???

5. Profit.

From Thomas Sowell.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Is Florida Open Carry dead in the water, again?

The last action on Florida Senate Bill 140 (open carry) was from early January when the judiciary committee meeting on the bill was "cancelled. I've emailed my senator in Tallahassee (Doug Broxson) twice without reply. I'll keep you updated.

Have the spineless republicans in Tallahassee lets us down again? The have the perfect political climate to get these type of bills passed.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


Why do distinct cultures exist? I believe it's because people naturally gravitate and stay with people who are similar to them. People who look, behave and speak similarly, people who have the same talents, goals, norms, customs and attitudes will form cultures and generally stay together in their own geographic areas, large and small.

What happens when different cultures come into proximity? If the proximity is voluntary, great things can come of it. New ideas and innovations are introduced and generally speaking, all of the cultures can come away better, slightly changed, but still maintaining the core of their cultural identity. These different groups can choose to live in proximity for as long as they want and continue to absorb the positive aspects of this voluntary proximity.

But what happens when these diverse cultures are forced into proximity for an indefinite period of time? Perhaps permanently? What happens when these diverse cultures are told that they must absorb and welcome ALL aspects of the alien cultures, or else risk being branded with some negative labeling? What happens when some of these cultures are given special preferences above other cultures? What happens when history is taught in a way that shows some cultures as permanent oppressors to others?

Conflict occurs when the cultures can't voluntarily separate. There is nothing wrong with cultures maintaining a voluntary separation/voluntary proximity pattern.

Diverse cultures, combined with forced, permanent proximity, results in conflict that escalates into wars.


Sunday, February 19, 2017

The wife favors the Sig P320.

The wife went and took her class to get the certificate required by Florida to get her concealed weapons permit. She had some issues with the Ruger LC380 she had, and instead tried out the Sig Sauer P320. She liked it. Liked it enough that she wants one ASAP.

My personal issues with Sig pistols was that they had larger, somewhat bulky feeling grips and were overpriced. In fact, Sig was sort of known for these things in the gun community, to an extent. Well from what I can tell, those issues aren't really issues anymore.

You can commonly get out the door with a P320 for less than $600, and that's not bad. It's modular, which is great if that matters to you.

The Army just choose the Sig P320 as their new standard issue pistol. The Special Operations community has instead settled on the Glock 19.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

We don't all live in the same reality.

It's been a few days since I last posted, mostly because I've worked a lot of overtime at the hospital to get over a slight money hill. I've built up a little lineup of things to talk about over the next week or so, but for now, just a random thought:

When people wonder aloud (and to themselves) about what makes people do the things they do, good or bad but mostly bad, or at least something we perceive as being bad, it's hard for them to wrap their head around it. It's always hard for us to understand why people do the things they do, like "protestors" throwing bricks at passers by, or middle eastern migrants burning the city of Paris, or a murderer killing an innocent hospital employee just to take her car, or even less violent things like why people vote the way they do in elections or why they choose to carry or NOT to carry a firearm, or why they choose to or NOT to prepare for unknown disasters, or any of the other things we observe people doing that we find to be confusing. My theory is that we have this difficulty because we are trying to make sense of it using only the way that we ourselves have learned to make our way through the world.

I recently had a little debate at work with a physician that I very much enjoy and appreciate working with. His views on immigration (legal and illegal) were mostly opposed to mine, but during this debate our backgrounds and upbringings were also discussed. It became clear to me that we had both taken VERY different paths to get to the same basic place in our lives and that those background have placed us living in the same physical world, but two vastly different perceptions of reality, right and wrong, law and order, rights vs privileges, even our view of historical fact was perceived differently. In this case, he and I simply don't live in the same reality. That's not to imply that there was anything inherently wrong with what either of us thought or said. It's simply an acknowledgment of the fact that we could be looking at the same picture and see two different images, and this is due to the events of our lives that shaped our perception of literally almost everything around us.

When you are able to unshackle your mind of the constraints that forced you to process the world through only your own filter, then you can at least understand why people think and do things so differently. You don't have to understand why they're doing it the way they are doing it. You just need to understand why they ARE NOT doing the way that YOU ARE.

I've heard it said that in decades like the 1970's or 1980's, you might hear one of the "elites", like a highly paid, tenured professor with multiple doctorates, make a disparaging remark about one of the lower class people doing a lower class job, like a garbage man. But today? Do you hear the same remark? Not as often. But why then and not so much today? Because in the past decades, that professor and that garbage man still had to do a lot of the same things in life to survive and get by. But today, that high level professor barely even knows the garbage man exists... They're unlikely to cross paths or have any similarities in background or futures.

It's simply because we don't all live in the same reality anymore. A white, male, 38 year old farmer in Central Texas doesn't live in the same world as the Asian, female, 22 year old art history major in Seattle, or the black, male 45 year old Army veteran in Southern Georgia, or the Hispanic, female, 57 year old nurse in New York City.

Once you wrap your brain around the fact that we no longer live in the same reality, it's much easier to understand why things happen the way they do.

Thanks for reading. Maybe some of that made enough sense to you.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Peaceful protestors and violent rioters have a symbiotic relationship.

In this HotAir article, the author makes a point I've been trying to make to people for a while.

When you see protests turn into riots, you always hear people (ideologues) talk about how it was just a few violent people in an otherwise peaceful protest. It's the "few bad apples" argument.

This argument no longer applies, and if you read the article in the link, you'll see why.

These days, and in days past, violent rioters ALWAYS preferred to embed themselves into otherwise "peaceful" demonstrations, and the so-called peaceful demonstrators KNEW this. They acted as figurative shields for the rioters to hind behind in the arena of debate.

If you have a hundred "peaceful" protestors chanting and holding signs, and you have five people among them throwing rocks, then is the protest peaceful? What if the peaceful ones KNEW what those rock throwers planned to do?

Climate change whores caught lying, again.

As per usual.

If your position is backed by "99%" of scientists, and you have the moral high ground, then why lie constantly?

If you fire every scientist that dissents, then eventually you will have 99% who all agree with each other. Just get rid of all of the scientists who don't fall into line. This is how it works right now, unfortunately. Any scientists who produce "studies" that prove the narrative on climate change stand to make money and get promoted. Any scientist who dissents stands to lose his or her job and get black-balled from he scientific community. Does this not raise some logical questions in your mind?

And why is the AGW crowd constantly and publicly caught lying, while the dissenters are only accused of lying, with no evidence needed?

There is no such thing as "settled science" to anyone who cares about real science. Every scientific discovery is perpetually open to to be explored by critical eyes and re-examined. Once something is settled, especially if it's a bunch of politicians claiming that's it's settled, then you should be wary.

What if we had never reexamined our belief that the Milky Way was the entire universe? We believed THAT until the mid 1900's! And that wasn't even politicized like climate change is today.

The climate change narrative today can be used to make money and control people, so of course our politicians will tell us that it's "settled".

Whores just whoring for money and power.

"Leaked" ATF white paper suggests rolling back some gun laws.

Associate Deputy Director Ronald Turk, currently the number two ranking official in the ATF, has penned a white paper suggesting the federal government enact several pro-gun actions. These actions include:

- Importing for public sale the many firearms that the US military loaned to South Korea in the 1950's and 1960's.

- Removing firearm sound suppressors from the NFA list.

- Reopening discussion on reducing the current restriction on direct interstate firearms sales by FFLs.

While this is just a "white paper", I do find the timing of the "leak" to be suspect (document is dated January 20, 2017). I believe it is possible that this document was intentionally leaked to gather a reaction from the general public in order to gauge levels of support and to put people on notice that this is something being discussed at high levels in the ATF.

Let's hope that these discussions bear some fruit.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Now is the time to buy an AR-15!

Leading up to the November 2016 general election, gun stores stocked up on AR-15 style rifles, including AR upper parts kits and lower receivers. The idea was that Hillary Clinton was going to win and then eventually drop the hammer and push for her "Australian style gun control" she praised during her campaign.

Once that happened, her election I mean, a run on AR-15 rifles and build kits would take place and the prices would skyrocket like they did in late 2012 when 0bama ran for a second term on a platform of gun control, among other things. A lot of people expected this to happen, and for good reason.

Well, it didn't happen. Donald Trump won the election and had run on a fairly gun friendly platform. Gun owner were relieved and AR-15 prices have not budged, except to go slightly down. Gun stores and websites have plenty of stock and not a whole lot of demand. When supply is up and demand is down, prices are low.

Right now is as good a time as any to buy your first (or second or third) AR-15 rifle. A Smith and Wesson M&P-15 sport can be had out the door at some stores for under $700. The same can be said for Ruger's iteration of the most popular rifle in America. These are two quality rifles that won't fail you. There are even a few Colt rifles going for under $1,000 right now.

Many will say that money like that is still hard to come by, and I totally understand this argument. However, if you can scrape that cash together, you need to. An AR-15 is a great investment because it is a virtual guarantee that those prices will not remain forever. Heck, those prices may not remain even until Trump finishes his current term in office. The value of your rifle, provided you don't destroy it, is a lock to go UP. In fact, guns in general are a great monetary investment. But that's a post for another day.

The brands I currently am willing to recommend (because I have personal experience with them and they're known to have a history of quality) are as follows and are in no particular order:

Rock River Arms
BCM - Bravo Company USA
Daniel Defense
Spikes Tactical
Heckler & Koch
Sig Sauer
Smith & Wesson
Les Baer
Wilson Combat
Palmetto State Armory

A few decent websites to look at for purchases:

16 times the MSM gave us fake news stories.

Do yourself a favor and never watch or read anything that comes from the Huffington Post, CNN, Slate, etc.

Intelligence drives the mission. Build your ACE/Fusion Center.

In the intelligence world, we have to coordinate all of the intelligence coming in, obviously. Intelligence drives the mission. In the civilian world, you could stick with that or change it to "information dictates action".

In order to coordinate and analyze the information coming in, you need to set up what is called an "ACE". ACE is your all-source collection element. You could also refer to it as your "fusion" center, seeing as you should be able to fuse together and analyze all of the intelligence you collect and compile it into useful products to drive your missions. All-source, for my current purposes, consists of using HUMINT and SIGINT to the best of your abilities.

HUMINT is human intelligence, intelligence gained by interrogation, elicitation, debriefing, source running, surveillance, reconnaissance, tradecraft, etc. Basically, you're using yourself (your brain, ears, eyes and your words) to collect intelligence.

SIGINT is signals intelligence, and covers a wide array of electronic intelligence collection techniques. This includes things like electronic surveillance, hacking, wiretapping, etc. For our purposes, it involves monitoring radio traffic and listening in on signals using basic AM/FM radio, satelitte radio, shortwave receivers and police scanners and if you're so inclined, CBs and ham.

In order to build your ACE, you need to have some equipment. There is a bare minimum amount of equipment you'll need in order to have what I would call a functional ACE.

- Police scanner. My recommendation mirrors that of several other bloggers. That is the Uniden Home Patrol II.

- A decent AM/FM radio. This is good for open source radio news collection and some weather reports.

- Shortwave receiver. I recommend the GP-5. Credit for that recommendation goes to Brushbeater.

- Topographical and street maps of your AO and any AO relevant to you. 24 inches by 36 inches is a good size. USGS Store and MyTopo are two good sources. You need to know the terrain features and routes in all relevant AOs. Get some Duralar plastic film or something similar to create overlays using dry erase markers so you aren't writing on the maps themselves.

- Get some folders and start keeping files on relevant people, places and things in your AO. A police chief who sees himself as an overlord as opposed to a public servant is a good subject to keep a file on. A nearby neighborhood with a history of drugs and violence would be as well. Don't just keep files on potential adversaries though. Keep files on people who might be sympathetic to your cause and purposes for future use.

- Get a binder and keep track of current and potential sources of information. This will help when you have a specific intelligence gap you need filled, and you can thumb through your sources and see who can provide that information. It's also useful when deconflicting sources. You don't want the same person telling you and your neighbors multiple different stories just to gain favor with everyone.

- Obviously I would recommend a good laptop with reliable internet access. This will enable use of Google Earth and other mapping systems, open source collection via the web, etc. I'm sure no more explanation is required as to why you'd like to have a computer in your ACE.

- Obtain a copy of FM 2-22.3. This is the US Army manual on HUMINT operations. Need I say more?

- If you've got the budget and skills, CB and ham are great options for SIGINT collection and I highly recommend you obtain some capabilities in those areas.

Lessons from the Yugoslav Chetnik Resistance, 1941.

Guerrilla warfare 101, by the Yugoslav Chetnik resistance to the Nazis in the 1940's.

Seeing as we are still currently on a Balkan-style dissolution heading, these lessons should be taken into consideration. Now, if our government figures out what's wrong and fixes it within the next few years or so, it could be unnecessary.

How much faith do you have in our massive federal government to figure out that the problem is in itself?


Similarities between Yugoslavia and the US. Will we have the same fate?

The XX Committee Blog shows us how the US has been moving steadily in the direction of a Yugoslav-type meltdown. We have many of the same economic problems (heavy debt and borrowing) and societal problems (state encouraged racial and ethnic divisions) that Yugoslavia did, and we are implementing the same disastrous "solutions" as well.

Balkanization. Learn it.

Yugoslavia's warning to America.

More later.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017


Yugoslavia in the top left. The transformation was painful and bloody, and took a long time.

Could this happen in the US?

More at a later time.

From Townhall: The Left Hates You!

Kurt Schlicter at Townhall explains that the progressive, elitist left does not simply disagree with you or want to outvote you. They actually, truly hate you. They hate you because you are normal and you do not subscribe to their social justice warring, enviro-worshiping, elitist pseudo-religion.

"The Left Hates You. Act Accordingly."

An excerpt:

"The Left won't say it out loud - at least not yet - but make no mistake. If violence is what it takes for the Left to prevail, then we will have. You saw it, and you were meant to. Berkeley was a message about the price of dissent where leftist (sic) hold sway. And they seek to hold sway everywhere.

"How to (sic) we respond?

"The first step is to end the denial. Open your eyes. See what is happening. Don't allow yourself to be deluded by false nostalgia for a past period of cultural peace that existed only because, at that time, the Left was winning. They hate you. Look at Twitter. Look at Facebook. Try and tell yourself that leftists are just nice people who disagree with you on a few policy details. Stop fooling yourself.

"Understand that this must get much worse before it can get better. We may wish to stop the cultural/political struggle, but they can't stop. Their religion tells them we are greedy, racist, sexist,homophobe morons who hate science and love Hitler. How could they tolerate us? How could they ever allow us power?"

I couldn't have said it better myself. If you are new to this way of thinking, please consider this, and allow the gears to turn. You may not want to consider that this article is accurate, you may not find that your mind wants to accept it, but just consider it. Allow yourself to think differently and step outside your comfort zone. To assist in this new consideration, add Schlicter's Townhall to your daily reading list.

Monday, February 6, 2017

"Most Americans aren't the sort of citizens the Founding Fathers expected..."

If we as Americans have lost the instinct to fight for our own liberties against all comers, even ones in our own government, upon even a cursory study of the history of centralized governments, it becomes apparent then that we have lost the instinct of survival itself.

More lies from CNN pollsters.

CNN just can't seem to put together an honest poll. This latest lie claims that the majority of Americans oppose the immigration orders of the White House, but as you can see, CNN continues to oversample people who are already inclined to oppose anything Trump does, rather than correctly sampling people based on the actual ideological makeup of the US.

The left is melting down over the Patriots victory over the Falcons.

I am not a Patriots fan in any sense, but I detest the Atlanta Falcons. I am a New Orleans Saints fan, after all. So last night I watched Super Bowl LI and "rooted" for the Patriots, though I am obviously tired of the Brady worship we've been subjected to over the last decade.

With that said, I am growing ever more ecstatic over the historic come from behind win by the Patriots over the Falcons, because the left is hitting the roof over it. Apparently the win by New England is representative of "white supremacism".

The left wing of politics in America is the most disgustingly racist group of people we have in the country today. Normally I defend everyone's right to like or dislike whoever they want for whatever reason they want, but the problem here is that the left has no insight into the fact that THEY are the real racists. If you want to be a racist, then BE A RACIST. Just don't pretend like you aren't and everyone else is.

Side note, the word "racist" has really lost all meaning, and the fault lies with the left. You did that. Own it.

Sparks31 on the Uniden Home Patrol II.

As Sparks31 points out in this article, listening to collect info is more important than transmitting. The ability to decrypt the radio signals of the police in your area is vital, as demonstrated by recent events.

That's where the Uniden Home Patrol II comes in.

I'll be getting mine ASAP. I need it more than I need another gun. You do too.

Friday, February 3, 2017

High ranking UN climate change official says the goal is to destroy capitalism.

Recently a UN official in charge of setting the UN policy on climate change admitted that the goal of the UN climate change effort has nothing to do with the environment, but actually has everything to do with destroying capitalism and reducing the world's population by slowing population growth.

Is it YOUR grandchildren who they want to prevent from being born? Or mine? Certainly it is not their grandchildren who can't be allowed to exist. They are the elites, and we are the common folk. We can not be left to control our lives. We are dangerous.

Oh, what would we do without them?

Perhaps, be truly free? Wouldn't that just be terrible...?

Thursday, February 2, 2017

The police stand down while UC Berkely burns and Trump supporters are beaten.

ZeroHedge reports that the Mayor of Berkely, Kalifornia is being investigated by the FBI for giving the police department a stand-down order during the peaceful protests violent riots at UC Berkely.

There is a myth that the police are there to defend and protect citizens. The truth is that the police CAN NOT protect you, they CAN NOT defend you. It is NOT EVEN THEIR JOB to protect and defend you. The people that the police take their orders from, sometimes will give orders to stand-down while mobs burn buildings, destroy property assault innocent bystanders.

Lastly, and most important to remember, is that the police will follow those stand-down orders while you are beaten by the mob. They are not responsible to you. They are only responsible to the people who cut their paychecks. And no, YOU DO NOT pay their salary. Money is taking from you by force (taxes) and given to them for following orders. Sometimes those orders are to stand-down.

When told to stand-down by their bosses, they will not stand up for you.

You are your first and most important line of defense. Do not forfeit this natural right to any man or institution.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

On Liberty vs governance.

A person who believes that the general population is irrational, weak, stupid, uneducated (by their standards), dangerous, dishonest or incompetent will believe that those people can not manage their own lives, and therefore must be governed. If you believe this about the general population, then you must logically believe this to be true about the average individual as well.

However, a person who believes that the average person is rational enough, strong enough, smart enough, educated enough, safe enough, honest enough and competent enough to manage their own lives independently enough to avoid harming others on a regular basis either inadvertently or intentionally, will support maximum Liberty.

But if you choose to be the first type of person, then you must acknowledge your own irrationality, weakness, stupidity, lack of education, dangerousness, dishonesty and incompetence, and submit that someone else should be able to govern you however they see fit.

No one with a survival instinct or a naturally ingrained drive for freedom and liberty would agree to this.

My brief thoughts on SCOTUS nominee.

Earlier last year I was kind of anti-Trump because of his established history of left wing stances, friendliness with people like the Clintons and his apparent lack of Constitutional understanding. I didn't demand that he be some top Constitutional scholar, but simply understanding the purpose of the document's existence would have been sufficient.

Later in the year it became clear that if nothing else, he seemed to understand how to remedy his lack of knowledge by surrounding himself with some people who did seem to understand and value our founding document. A strength of his seems to be putting the right people in the right places at the right time.

About a week or so prior to election I decided I would vote for Trump under the assumption that he would continue surrounding himself with conservatives who value and understand the Constitution. This decision of mine was largely based on the list of Conservative and originalist judges he said he would use to choose his SCOTUS nominees.

Recently, he nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch of the 10th Curcuit Court to join the SCOTUS. Gorsuch seems to be a conservative, of course, but more importantly, he seems to be an originalist when it comes to his interpretation of the Constitution. Many have said he is the closest name on that list to former Justice Antonin Scalia, whom I believe was the strongest Constitutionalist we had in all of the federal government.

This is a move I totally support and despite the tears from the left, I think he will be nominated. The democrats themselves destroyed their only route to stop his confirmation when they held the majority in Congress. They regret this now, I'm sure.

Neo-Liberalism vs Old Conservatism

I work with someone who is basically liberal (liberal in the way she wants others to live and liberal in how she votes but more conservative in how she lives herself, which is common). I once told her that giving money to a panhandler is a 90% chance or more that you're handing your money directly into the local drug trade, and if you're lucky, they'll just buy alcohol with it. She said that she still does it because at least she feels like she tried to help.

She FEELS like she tried to help. And that's when I realized for myself what I've been reading for years. That liberals place more value on how they feel and on the theoretical virtue of their actions than they do on actual RESULTS of their actions.

Neo-Liberals formulate their worldview and base their actions on how they WANT the world to be, on how they FEEL like people should behave and on how they HOPE things will be. Conservatives formulate their worldview and base their actions on how the world ACTUALLY SEEMS TO BE, on how people ACTUALLY SEEM TO BEHAVE and on how they PREDICT THINGS WILL TURN OUT based on evidence.

This is why conservative theories are always easier to convince people of if the person has no preconceived notions. Because Conservatism is based on Liberty and personal responsibility. Liberalism (modern neo-liberalism) is based on people we assume to be smarter than ourselves making decisions for us. They believe people are stupid and helpless and weak and need local governments and officials and chairmen and regulators and police and senators and governors and presidents and administrators and clerks and mayors and commissioners and council members and superintendents to tell us what to do and when to do it and if we step out of line, even if it's because we didn't know because the laws are made too complex for us to interpret, then we get to PAY UP, or maybe go to jail. Or maybe get sued, which process alone is too much for us to pay for even if we don't have to pay.

And we support all this crap. Sometimes we cheer it when someone else runs afoul and we say "should have followed the rules" when we ourselves don't even understand the rules. Oh, but when they rules masters come for US? Who will speak for us? Certainly not anyone who we cheered to be punished. Certainly not our neighbors who we stood cheering with in support of the rules. No one. Because we all together support the rules system, no one will stand with us when the rules system decided it's time for us to pay the master.