Actually, I honestly think progs would see it as validation of the massive ammo purchases by the many domestic law enforcement divisions of the federal government and homeland security.
All of the posturing and leaking of documents with respect to the face of domestic “terror” will have led to this.
Consider that for the last 5-7 years we’ve had a trickle of information coming out of law enforcement, tax collection and homeland circles indicating that they are aiming not so much at foreign terrorists but “the new threat” from within with a profile that matches the Bundy Ranch and its resistance to a “T”.
Forget the fact that there has not been a single terror attack by anyone matching this profile. This is merely mass mental preparation for the population (as we’ve seen from the ignorance displayed on tumblr) for when they go hot against the armed resistance.
The powers that be don’t mind the statist/socialist progressive left because the statist left is confused or dishonest. They help maintain the illusion that there is some kind of separation between the State and corporation. In fact they spend most of their time begging to be disarmed and begging for the government to become larger and more oppressive.
They suffer from something like Stockholm Syndrome mingled with Battered-Wife syndrome and are therefore given media bullhorns, cause célèbre and allowed hyped up non-protests like OWS that last for months but predictably get no results.
These social elements get patted on the back by one hand of the machine and punched in the face with the other and they’ll still swear up and down that more State is the answer.
The threat that the government takes seriously is the element of the population that has left the plantation, and that number is growing daily. More people are walking away from the false republican versus democrat statist dynamic and toward freedom.
The State is like a false god, without believers they are nothing. They recognize that this is the real threat to their power.(via association-of-free-people)
Just because you believe in a completely voluntary society without aggression doesn’t mean that everyone else will. Aggressors don’t just go away because government went away. This is why I hate anarchism and I could never ever be an anarchist.
No body in the anarchist community makes that claim, we just want to remove the major aggressor in 99% of people’s life. The state.
It’d be nice if it could be done. I’d certainly try for a world without aggression if I thought it was feasible. I’m not a smart enough man to even remotely figure out how to do that.