2499
Comments (62)
sorted by:
61
eyejack 61 points ago +61 / -0

This is why you don't give up your guns. The police state can't handle an armed citizenry, but unarmed is a piece of cake.

41
ObviatingTyranny 41 points ago +43 / -2

Eh. If the Australians wanted to they could end this without guns, but I get your point.

Guns are just more effective tools for defending your life and your rights. They aren't miracle pills.

A crowd of 100 could easily overtake and end a police station. A crowd of 100 could easily cause a need for new elections.

This is what they fear the most. They fear us. Armed or unarmed, they fear us.

They only control us for as long as we are the ones who are afraid.

When desperation or anger overcomes that fear, that is the tipping point for every revolution. Some were justified and some were not, but they all had that in common.

17
eyejack 17 points ago +17 / -0

Guns reduce the threshold required for meaningful resistance to tyranny and puts the fear of god in government. You have to work harder and be more audacious without them.

17
ObviatingTyranny 17 points ago +19 / -2

Yes but they don't give you the will to act or to fight, which is probably 95% of the equation.

Any group of people with the will to act is unstoppable, because the how of achieving a goal can always be figured out.

7
eyejack 7 points ago +7 / -0

What you are talking about is trust in the men beside you. Something that has been undermined for years and any attempt to congregate as well. Now you have a group of people who believe the tyranny is too great but can't communicate with others like them enough to organize a meaningful resistance. Guns lower that threshold enough that even a handful of rebels is enough to scare the government into backing off.

6
ObviatingTyranny 6 points ago +8 / -2

What I'm talking about is cultural popular social groundswell.

The fact that you're thinking in terms of 'resistance' and not 'dominance' means we aren't close yet.

There was no internet for the vast majority of all movements, and in most of those cases just talking about resisting in any way meant death.

But here people are, afraid to associate with people because... why?

Because they are comfortable.

1
eyejack 1 point ago +1 / -0

Are we still talking about Australia?

4
ObviatingTyranny 4 points ago +6 / -2

Talking about everywhere. Some human truths are universal.

When Australia reaches critical discomfort, there's no governors or cops who will be able to stop Australians. The tyrants will run in fear, and nothing will save them.

If they reach critical discomfort, I should say.

8
NotAnotherNPC 8 points ago +8 / -0

Exact reason for the door to door gun confiscations in Afghanistan. Because it was immediately followed by door to door revenge squads.

5
Madinah4 5 points ago +5 / -0

They have guns. Just registered.

4
eyejack 4 points ago +4 / -0

AR 15s?

3
based_trekkie 3 points ago +3 / -0

The politician must never lose their natural fear of man!

~ Doc Thompson

2
DoomersHaveLowT 2 points ago +2 / -0

I can't understand how libs can watch the desperation of afghanis and still not understand the reason for 2A

25
Corporal_Joe_Bauers 25 points ago +25 / -0

Just like here unfortunately.

I really question the smooth brain logic behind throwing the book at the 1/6 protestors that did not break anything and did not hurt anyone. It tell people that actual peaceful protesting is not a valid way to redress grievances. You want to lock up the guy that smashed some windows, fine, but the granny that wandered in the capitol is another story.

Having deprived them of the ballot box, the soap box, and, in some cases, the jury box, the results, i am afraid, are predictable.

9
Knowbody 9 points ago +9 / -0

I really question the smooth brain logic behind throwing the book at the 1/6 protestors that did not break anything and did not hurt anyone.

They're creating a scapegoat.

6
deleted 6 points ago +6 / -0
4
CucksForTheDonald 4 points ago +4 / -0

That's what they think they're doing. What they're actually doing is making sure that when the wave comes, it will be so overwhelming, it will take down everything. They will not be able to stop it.

15
Bullet3250 15 points ago +15 / -0

This used to be funny -

https://twitter.com/s1toneatlanta/status/1414432455403003914

Now it is reality...

-_-

14
Julius_Severus 14 points ago +14 / -0

This is what freedom looks like

Jealous China?

12
learntocode 12 points ago +12 / -0

Australians love authoritarian globalism. They drink the fear and class stratification up and love it.

It used to be illegal to go to the beach during the work week. Men were arrested for swimming or surfing.

Ditto for this deep desire for caste stratification in England.

Somehow, that cancer has infested our Dutch-Anglo-Irish-Scottish Protestant cultural DNA. Mostly through unchecked ignorance, isolation, and the removal of all institutions that stand apart from the digital authoritarian state.

6
Loc12 6 points ago +6 / -0

Based on the Australians I know , they fully support this

9
Starxteel 9 points ago +9 / -0

Should've organized unauthorized executions

8
Dunkin4COVAIDS 8 points ago +8 / -0

The irony is not long ago the "Freedom Index" showed Australia as "freer" than the US.

5
plastic_Strawman 5 points ago +5 / -0

This is why whenever I hear someone mention "the free world" these days, I just ask, "Where the fuck is that?"

2
AbrahamLincoln 2 points ago +2 / -0

Mars? No communists on Mars.

1
Stanwyk74 1 point ago +1 / -0

Vanished

1
Philhelm 1 point ago +1 / -0

🎵 Keep on rocking on the clown world! 🎵🤡🌎

5
BroadSunlitUplands 5 points ago +5 / -0

The saddest part is most Australians probably think he deserves it.

2
MasterChef 2 points ago +2 / -0

Its kind if hard to tell what a population thinks from the avenue of the internet. What with the social media censorship, bots, and biased media.

4
NakaTrash 4 points ago +4 / -0

Doesn’t sound much different than what they’ve done to 1/6 prisoners. He least he has be sentenced.

4
Motownmow 4 points ago +4 / -0

Meanwhile America has held political prisoners since january

3
G_regulator 3 points ago +3 / -0

Gladys Berejiklian needs to resign. She's lost control of the population, they don't want lockdowns they, don't want mandates, they don't want qr codes, they want their lives back, they want their jobs back.

Her job is to represent the people of NSW, not the UN, WHO and IMF.

She's currently facing being removed for corruption anyway. The lockdowns are her way of delaying the inevitable as the ICAC comission can't work effectively from home. She's lockdown 8 million people and turned the military against the citizens so she can hang onto power for as long as possible.

Even aside from that she killed 2 teenagers with the covid jab. She should be in jail along side her chief medical officer.

I hope she and her whole cabinet and staff go to jail.

2
BarneyFrank 2 points ago +2 / -0

Make a list of names because this will be over at some point. When it is over pursue anyone who enacted this or propped this up to the ends of the earth. Make sure we have a long memory when the pendulum swings back.

2
downunderpede87 2 points ago +2 / -0

I expect it to eventually swing back from all this BS, but don't think aussies have the best track record of accountability

3
XpatDemocrat 3 points ago +3 / -0

We need to start organizing for them. They cant prosecute Americans for organizing protests in Australia

1
BarneyFrank 1 point ago +1 / -0

That’s using your noggin but they would probably try to get you extradited on some terrorism legislation and Biden would be too happy to hand you over.

3
Tenspot20 3 points ago +3 / -0

Shoot Back!

3
HurricaneHolzy 3 points ago +3 / -0

The government is doing everything they can to stop people from marching. $5500 fines, stopping ride sharing apps from delivering to certain areas and now prison sentences for organizers.

3
Druid_Con 3 points ago +3 / -0

its a crime to protest criminals

3
Smurfection 3 points ago +3 / -0

This is what fascism looks like.

2
BarneyFrank 2 points ago +2 / -0

No it was the orange man who was the fascist and those lovely young men in the black masks with the molotov cocktails were defending people from fascism. I saw it on the news so it has to be true!

2
Smurfection 2 points ago +2 / -0

LOL! Fake News Media is the most evil of them all.

3
deleted 3 points ago +3 / -0
3
MAGA_____bitches 3 points ago +3 / -0

LOL. he said penal

3
de9ebkmd7 3 points ago +3 / -0

"unauthorized protest" sounds like a made up phrase like "hate speech". These things only exist under authoritarians.

3
Unsilent 3 points ago +3 / -0

What’s this Aussie hero’s name?

1
SisyphusRockAndRoll 1 point ago +1 / -0

Chadly Cuntington of Her Majesty's Prison Colony

3
tchouk 3 points ago +3 / -0

This just creates stronger dissidents.

3
peltast 3 points ago +3 / -0

Who do they think they are-America?

3
sackofwisdom 3 points ago +3 / -0

unauthorized protests

Like they would ever give you permission to criticize Dear Leader.

2
IAmDisappoint 2 points ago +2 / -0

Unauthorized, violent BLM and Cuntiffa protests are just fine tho

2
Mentos25 2 points ago +2 / -0

What are the odds this guy is reformed and a valuable member of society in 8 months?

2
Theyreallinonit 2 points ago +2 / -0

To be fair the british penal colony was the USA first then they discovered australia.

1
deleted 1 point ago +1 / -0
2
ProPatria 2 points ago +2 / -0

"Unauthorized protests"

"Please, Mr. Government, may we complain?"

"No."

"But that's not fair!"

"UNAUTHORIZED PROTEST!"

2
amopheldupsidedown 2 points ago +2 / -0

Well, everyone else is in house arrest for at least eight months, so....

2
PhD_in_everything 2 points ago +2 / -0

Imagine if the guy in Belarus had arrested a "protest organizer". All hell would have broken loose!

2
Stanwyk74 2 points ago +2 / -0

Unauthorized protests

2
Tbonius45maximus 2 points ago +2 / -0

Oooh oooh next give the power back to the aborigines like they did in south africa should be fun to watch

1
deleted 1 point ago +2 / -1