When the (German) SOCIALISTS came for the guns …

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?… The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If…if…We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”
  – Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn , The Gulag Archipelago 1918–1956


This story should be a lesson for all Americans. An exiled teacher from Venezuela, now living in Equador, was quoted by Fox News Friday as lamenting the fact that his countrymen allowed themselves to be disarmed before they were enslaved by the socialist government first run by Hugo Chavez and now run by Nicolas Maduro.

The government security forces, at the beginning of this debacle, knew they had no real opposition to their power. Once things were this bad, it was an explicit declaration of war against the unarmed “regular people.”