Bob Whitaker's Weekly Articles  –  April 16, 2005

April 16, 2005  –  Minutemen, the Media and the Border: A Sense of Humor Is a Sense of Proportion

April 16, 2005  –  Stepping On The Toes That COUNT

April 16, 2005  –  Cases Where It Wasnít "Real Trouble"

April 16, 2005  –  Real Trouble Is Sedition

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A sense of humor is a sense of proportion.


Minutemen, the Media and the Border: A Sense of Humor Is a Sense of Proportion


Let us say that you are in Britain in 1916. Across the English Channel, men are being killed in numbers never even imagined in history before. On the front in France a whole generation is dying in poison gas, on barbed wire, by charging into machine guns, by being bitten by huge rats in the trenches.

This has been going on for two years.

Then someone goes from Britain across the Channel for a soccer game, and the press suddenly announces, "There is trouble in France." All the media go down to see, besides this routine World War I, what might happen in this soccer game to cause REAL trouble in Europe.

Wouldnít that be sad? Wouldnít that be insane?

Wouldnít that be so nuts it would be hard to comment on?

What do you do when everybody loses all sense of proportion?

Our prisons in the two largest states, Texas and California, are burgeoning with murderers and rapists who have crossed the border illegally. Mexico routinely protects Mexican rapists and murderers who go back to their homeland after child molesting, murder and more against American citizens.

But the Minutemen went down to the border and the media were suddenly galvanized. Suddenly, without the slightest awareness of how ridiculous they were being, they all announced that there might be real trouble on the Mexican border.

After decades of massive slaughter by those crossing the border, we are suddenly faced with "real" trouble.

And what is this "real" trouble? Some Americans, the Minutemen, are going down to the border and reporting illegals to the border patrol.

Like a soccer team crossing the Channel in 1916, these Minutemen are about to cause "real" trouble on the Rio Grande.

And nobody cracks a smile.


Stepping On The Toes That COUNT


There is a certain insane logic to the press declaring that Minutemen could cause "REAL trouble on the border."

The same insane logic applies to that soccer team, in the middle of World War I, that might cause REAL trouble in France.

You see, millions of young men were dying in France, but that was not REAL trouble.

Why? Because the Authorities were getting those young men killed. Sure they were dying in horrible agony, but the Proper Authorities were doing it. Prime Ministers and generals have every right to kill a few million young people if they feel like it. Thatís why they are generals. Thatís why they are Prime Ministers.

But the soccer team is not the Proper Authorities. There could be a riot at that soccer game, a riot which the Proper Authorities did not authorize.

Sure a few hundred Americans will be attacked this week by illegal immigrants the Proper Authorities, meaning the Border Patrol, let get into the United States.

So what?

The Border Patrol is the Proper Authority. It is doing its job. Thatís not REAL trouble.

The Minutemen are going to cause REAL trouble on the border because they are just American citizens, not Proper Authorities. And that is exactly what the media are talking about.

What would happen to the media if just anybody were allowed to report the news? They wouldnít be "the media" anymore.

What would happen if just any American were allowed to protect his nationís border? What would happen if a bunch of people who called themselves "The Sons of Liberty" started taking action against the Proper Authorities appointed by His Majesty King George III?

It could cause a revolution.

It DID cause a revolution. So the "real trouble" on the border has nothing to do with murderers or rapists or child molesters being protected in Mexico.

The media are saying that "real trouble" has nothing to do with death or destruction happening to human beings. "Real trouble" is not when the rights of the people are violated. "Real trouble" means that the rights of the BORDER PATROL are being violated.


Cases Where It Wasnít "Real Trouble"


One average citizen was financially ruined because he made a joking remark about terrorism in an airport. He said something like, "You better look in my luggage. There might be bomb in there."

He spent years spending all his money trying to stay out of prison for his remark.

Then an ex-governor of South Carolina was caught with a pistol in his carry-on luggage.

But the ex-governor was a Proper Authority. The press reported it, it was an embarrassment to him, but everybody laughed it off.

The media were outraged when Teddy Kennedy ended up on one of those Potential Terrorist lists. If YOU end up as one of those computer glitches naming YOU as a former terrorist, nobody in the media will be outraged about it.

If somebody executes a repeat child-killer, the media will be outraged. If you are killed on the street tomorrow by a repeat criminal, no one will care.

You are NOT a "Proper Authority." What happens to you is of no importance to the media. The media are Proper Authorities, too. The media have FCC licenses. The Border Patrol have badges.

You donít matter. Proper Authority is what matters.

If you carry a gun to protect yourself, you are a trouble-maker.

This year, a few hundred nurses and other hospital workers will be assaulted and crippled or killed on their way to the hospital because they are not allowed to have any means of self-defense. They canít carry weapons on the way to the hospital because weapons are forbidden IN the hospital.

You see, having a gun in a hospital is just "asking for trouble."


Because hospital workers donít have badges. Hospital workers are not Proper Authorities.

Sure, you could call it "trouble" if a health care worker gets shot on the street by an armed thug. But that is not REAL trouble.

The Minutemen are REAL trouble because they are infringing on the rights of people with badges, the Border Patrol, the Proper Authorities. Health care workers being killed on the street is not REAL trouble. It is only REAL trouble if they defend themselves, because that is the monopoly of the Proper Authorities.

If health care workers protect themselves, they are infringing on the rights of the guys with badges, the only Proper Authorities who have the right to carry guns.


Real Trouble Is Sedition


History says that the media are right about what REAL TROUBLE is.

History says that if the Proper Authorities donít protect other Proper Authorities, it can lead straight to revolution.

First the people start challenging the rights of the Proper Authorities to govern them, just because they feel that the Proper Authorities donít give a damn what happens to them. Pretty soon the people will start to say that the people, "We the People of the United States of America," should actually RUN things.

And if the people start running things for their own benefit, what will happen to the Proper Authorities?

No, the media tell us, "We the People" have no right to take over. This is a country of Laws, not of mere men.

The media are dead right about this. The lawyers are right about this. The police are right about this.

When the people begin to think in terms of their own rights instead of the rights of the police and the lawyers and the media, it will not just be "real trouble."

It will be a revolution.

An American Revolution!

How subversive can you get?

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