Arming women so that they can safely make a trip to the grocery store is a gross display of patriarchal poverty that American men should find absolutely shameful. If your neighborhood is so unsafe that your woman lives in fear, you should move to a safer neighborhood or start a militia to clean up the place.This is a great quote, and not because of its "man up" subtext, which I find annoying, coming as it does from a woman. No, I find this quote to be awesome because it alludes to the security deficit that the choice mommy household creates, by introducing "families" in huge numbers where the bio father is not persistently present, to say nothing of not welcome.
There is a security bonus that comes with resident bio fathers, whether they grab a gun and start a neighborhood watch or not. Children, women--and men--all benefit when dads keep their daughters off the pole and sons out of the gang. The presence of dads in a neighborhood bring an added element of order and safety that simply does not avail itself to neighborhoods without dads. Then there is the protective covering that a properly socialized man extends over his woman and his brood...if the neighborhood is so awful that he arms his wife for fear of her being harmed, he does something about it, or he packs up the family and leaves. He does not subcontract out the safety of his family to others who have no obligation to keep his family safe.
But all this assumes that the father is a patriarch. Which is a big assumption these in these days of living in the shadow of a soft matriarchy.
The second quote is from Stanislav Mishin:
There is a lot of desire to bad mouth the Tsar, particularly by the Communists, who claim he was a tyrant, and yet under him we were armed and under the progressives disarmed. Do not be fooled by a belief that progressives, leftists hate guns. Oh, no, they do not. What they hate is guns in the hands of those who are not marching in lock step of their ideology. They hate guns in the hands of those who think for themselves and do not obey without question. They hate guns in those whom they have slated for a barrel to the back of the ear.What is most noteworthy about this second quote is it is in Pravda. Quite a interesting turn of the worm for those of us who grew up in the waning years of the cold war, taught to believe that Russians were evil Commies and, before that, the Tsar was a tyrant in sore need of a good revolution.
Curious that those who were most acquainted with tyranny and evil first-hand know the value of a freedom secured by a people who can defend themselves. Like my poli-sci instructor in college. A Pole who fled the Warsaw Pact as a youth and went on to become a naturalized American citizen, he had no love for the Left--be it Red or Brown. And he boasted repeatedly of having enough guns to arm his entire neighborhood if necessary.