Thread: Eye on the Prize
It is a depressing, disturbing, disgusting thing watching the rapid deteriation of this movement the last few days due to the collapse of the community structure that has driven it all this time.
If this trend continues, its going to be dust-in-the-wind time for us, we will scarcely be remembered, and it will be up to you to tell your grandchildren all about why the 2nd Amendment was repealed in 2024.
I see the huge amount of progress we have made, in such a short time. I have met a few of you, and had a good time doing it as well. I have read about the struggles and triumphs of many of you regarding open carry in Michigan, and always, we seem to be making headway.
Now, one negative event, one, out of the many positive, and much progress we've made, and the whole thing is threatening to crumble as everyone quits.
Is this all the resolve we have? We can't overcome one negative obstacle? No wonder American's rights have been trampled on so grossly the last 40 years.
We need to keep the goal in mind. This infighting about what was 'right or wrong' is getting us nowhere.
The situation is a learning experience for everyone. What would have happened if, say, the entire Civil Rights community had bashed Rosa Parks because her refusal to move was 'too extreme'. Do you think that her refusal to move would really have been the problem? Or do you think that the movement's fear of confrontation would have been the problem?
This is a movement. There will be confrontations, and conflicts. It is our ability, resolve, and in fact our duty as Americans to overcome these and other issues, and keep the end goal in mind. We have lost sight of it, it seems.
You can all quit if you want to, but I'm staying here, and I'm going to keep doing what I can.
Those of you like minded folks out there that still want to make progress and get something done, let me know. I'll work with you as best I can. Those of you who get your jollies blaming other people and want to damn this endeavor and negate all of its prior progress, well, you have fun with that, but its not needed here.
There is a clear cut difference between civil conversation and debate, and the ape-style crap-flinging that has been happening around here lately.
Woody Harrelson said it best: "Time to nut up or shut up!"
Not to worry!Out of the thousands of good discussions,only a handfull of BS.Just a blip on the screen,a small speed bump.Continue to fight the good fight!No whimping out!God Bless all 2Aer's!
Today JESUS would tell me to sell my coat and buy two Springfield XD Compact 45acp's!
NRA LIFER,GOA,MOC Inc.,CLSD,MCRGO,UAW! MOLON LABE!!
we'll get through it i feel.
if anything,when its over we will only come out stronger in the end.
not a lawyer, dont take anything i say as legal advice.
I know... and thanks for the replies. I just had to get this off my chest.
Here's the thing; it used to be that if someone did or said something at an event or here on the forum that others disagreed with, they would try to argue their point, and suggest that the person in question (and others) not do it again or yet. Now what I see is people saying what was done is stupid, or certain rights are stupid, and that you shall not do such things. I think that people need to recognize that we are all adults capable of making our own decisions and have that right (right or wrong), and saying they are stupid for it does nobody any good.