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09/10/2005 Archived Entry: "1774 in Boston, 2005 in New Orleans: A Scott Bieser cartoon"
SCOTT BIESER CALLS THIS THE MOST IMPORTANT CARTOON OF HIS CAREER. Yeah. One of the most important parts on it is the first date. Not 1776, not 1775 when the redcoats tried disarming the people of Lexington and Concord, but 1774 -- the time of turning useless fury into useful fury. The time of knowing you'd have to resist, no more excuses, no more wait-and-sees. The time of preparing to fight.
Door-to-door gun confiscations and still not a peep out of the NRA/engraved shotgun crowd. The day we predicted. The day others said would never come because gun owners would never put up with it. But ... oh, it's an emergency measure and after all, it probably only affects those other people who can't be trusted with firearms anyway. So this, too, we're supposed to absorb.
But somewhere between passage of the Real ID act and the present, utterly shameful submission to door-to-door gun confiscation, everything changed. Time to keep our own counsel and prepare.
I've always cringed at the expression "Claire Wolfe time." But from now on I'll never argue with anyone who says the time is already here. The only question now is how to be effective. But it's now absolutely imperative to find the way.
Posted by Claire @ 01:13 PM CST