The Democratic Plague
On Friday, 1 February 2019, Rush Limbaugh commented "essentially what we’re watching is the Democrat Party commit suicide." After the initial euphoria wore off a chill ran up my spine as I associated this event with one that occurred many years ago, in the Dark Ages; the Black Death, also known as the Bubonic Plague.
Between 1347 and 1351 the Bubonic Plague swept through Europe and Western Asia killing 75 to 200 million people as it went. At that time, it was believed that rats carried the Plague, so a concerted effort was made to eliminate the rat population. What they didn’t know was that it wasn’t the rats that were the carriers but, instead, it was the fleas that were infesting the rats that actually carried the plague. As long as the rat fleas had living hosts, they were content existing on the rats and sucking their blood just as they had always done. As you may guess I’m likening the host rat to the Democratic Party and the fleas to the rabid, incapable of independent thought, blind followers of death and destruction, the Democratic Party members. When the rat fleas had no more rat blood to consume, they went to the next best source of nourishment, humans, and that’s when the plague literally went “viral.”
The thought I can’t shake is that what if the rat, the Democratic Party, should, as Rush suggests, be in the process of committing suicide and should succeed in taking its own life? What will happen with the fleas should they be left without any means of mental sustenance? They will not simply, as we would prefer, fade away. I’m afraid they, and their rabid, hateful behavior will suddenly be released, unrestrained, on an unsuspecting populace. As far-fetched as this may sound, to some, I believe this is a very real possibility; one that can, and probably should, be prepared for. This could be the trigger for the live-fire phase of the American Civil War v. 2.0.
As many of you may already know, I’m the heavily armed, little Asian chick, soccer mom that never stops preaching that everyone needs to be prepared to defend themselves, and their loved ones, against whatever threats they may encounter. I never stop worrying or planning ways that my boys and I can survive what seems to be an inevitable violent encounter with the rapidly intensifying, murderous, completely deranged Left.
I’m going to keep this short and to the point by giving you a basic list of what you need to do and/or procure if you feel a need to survive the violence that may or may not be on the horizon.
- Before moving on to the second, third and fourth items in this list everyone needs to do some serious soul-searching. I preach this to everyone who considers the purchase of a firearm for defensive purposes. Before the need arises, you should determine, to the best of your ability, whether or not you’re capable of pulling the trigger and terminating the miserable existence of some miscreant who intends to do harm to you or the ones you love. More bluntly put, can you kill someone trying to kill you or yours? If you find that’s impossible for you to do, then skip the next three steps.
- If you haven’t already, acquire a firearm or four. Stick to common calibers such as 5.56 X 45 mm for the AR platform, 7.62 X 39 mm for the AK/SKS platforms and 9 x 19 mm, aka 9 mm Luger or 9 mm NATO, for many popular sidearms. I would highly recommend, at the very least, one rifle and one sidearm for every person involved in defending your group. In my situation we’ve gone well beyond that, but we’ve been doing this for many years.
- Stock up on ammunition and magazines for whatever weapons you purchase. Magazines need to be supremely reliable so stick to quality merchandise. For the rifles I’ve listed, Magpul ® produces extremely reliable 30 round magazines for very reasonable prices. I’ve found completely reliable 40 round magazines for both AK and AR platforms, but I had a lot of time to test.
- Learn to properly operate whatever you choose and practice until you can hit what you aim at.
- Purchase a quality trauma first-aid kit. I’m not speaking of the “deluxe” kit you find on the shelf at Walmart, Sam’s Club or Costco for $29.99. I’m talking about a kit intended for the treatment of serious trauma. When you deal in the use of firearms and armed conflict that kit designed for treating paper cuts and kitchen mishaps is useless. I’m in no way recommending an outlet but here are examples of what I mean. I’ve had one of these for years and wouldn’t consider a trip to the range without one. It lives in my vehicle because your exposure to serious trauma is not limited to the occasional gun-fight.
- Realize that discretion is often the better part of valor and that hiding can be a big part of survival. Some will say that’s just plain cowardly and they’re entitled to their opinions, misguided as they may be. I see it as the choice between the possibility of becoming a dead hero and the likelihood of waking up tomorrow and finding no need to plan a funeral. Your mileage may vary.
- Find a place in your home that you can hide. Cover is something to hide behind that’ll stop a bullet. Concealment is something to hide behind that offers no protection beyond concealing your location. Try to find cover. If you’ll be armed it’s preferable that your hiding place be on the far side of a chokepoint. A chokepoint is a narrow restriction, such as a doorway, that allows only one attacker, at a time, to approach you. Threats are easier to neutralize when they can only get to you one at a time.
This is a very abbreviated list but, considering the speed of the degeneration of our opponent, time to prepare may be limited. Do the best you can with what you have. That’s all any of us can do.
Kimmy Komatsu, 7 February, 2019