Archive for February 2014

Zombies, the Apocalypse, and the Decline of the Republic

By DAVID M. HUNTWORK

February 24, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – FreeFireZoneBlog.com – Apocalypticism has exploded in popularity and, while nuclear war and pandemics have always been a starting point, the concept of the Zombie Apocalypse trumps them all. The appeal and wild popularity of shows like The Walking Dead, movies like World War Z, and the slew of apocalyptic, gloom and doom series and specials on cable television continues to grow by leaps and bounds. But the reasons behind such interest are often subconscious at times and not fully understood.

The Leftist activist and agitator Noam Chomsky was recently asked “why there’s this preoccupation with the apocalypse and with zombies right now in our culture?” I concurred with the first part of his response which was thatthat he felt the focus on zombies was “a reflection of fear and desperation” by “an unusually frightened country.” But quickly the obsessive liberal impulse to blame America first and foremost for all ills, real and imagined including the public’s obsession with a zombie apocalypse, rose irresistibly to the surface.

He went through the history of fear in popular culture as outlined in the book War Stars by Bruce Franklin. Although the fear is embodied in various forms, he sees a common thread throughout:

…There are a couple of themes that run through it that are pretty striking. For one thing, one major theme in popular literature is that we are about to face destruction from some terrible, awesome enemy. And at the last-minute we are saved by a superhero or a super weapon, or in recent years high school kids going to the hills to chase away the Russians, things like that. That’s one theme that runs through constantly. And there’s a sub-theme. It turns out this enemy, this horrible enemy that’s about to destroy us, is somebody we’re crushing…

.. I think it’s, much of it is kind of just a recognition, at some level of the psyche, that if you’ve got your boot on somebody’s neck, there’s something wrong. And that the people you’re oppressing may rise up and defend themselves, and then you’re in trouble. And another is strange properties the country has always had of fear of invented dangers. There is a kind of paranoid streak in the culture that’s pretty unusual…

And that’s about the best the Left can do I guess in trying to fathom the country’s fascination with a Zombie Apocalypse. It’s all just collective, subconscious guilt. Nice try, I suppose, but if that was a “hit or miss” explanation it’s far closer to a miss than a hit.

There is indeed a vast undercurrent of suspicion, unease, paranoia, division, worry, pain, and even trauma right underneath the surface of the national consciousness. I believe it is manifested in the popularity of zombie themed entertainment and the concept of the doomsday scenario in general in popular culture. The feeling that things are rapidly unraveling and coming apart is a constant theme in social media and shared by vast swaths of the population, not to mention visualized in everything from backyard bunkers to Zombie apocalypse decals, Facebook groups, and bar crawls. Collectively, we have lost our belief in a positive future.

The truth is that the American political system has been dysfunctional for decades and the country seems to have become functionally insane since the attacks on 9-11. The fears and rage unleashed that day has, in turn, unleashed a fast-growing and aggressive slew of government agencies, policies, and powers. Recent revelations have made us aware that the turn-key tyranny, 1984 surveillance state is upon us with every cell call made and every internet email, photo, comment, and social media post recorded and sucked into gargantuan government data bases for no discernible or reasonable reason that the average person can fathom.

Two unpopular wars and the eventual election of the most intellectually bankrupt, corrupt, radical, and left-wing President in American history has only further divided an already deeply divided nation. Not since the Civil War has the nation been as polarized as it is now and the hatred that exists between the Right and the Left is real and palpable as each bitterly blames the others for every economic, societal, cultural, and policy ill that one can imagine.

The once powerful Republic is basically bankrupt and the financial system living only on borrowed time and credit. And a myriad of federal agencies and vast numbers of the citizenry are frantically arming themselves and stocking up on ammunition in a frenzy that shows no sign of abating. The country increasingly has no sense of itself and is flooded with everything from vast hordes of illegal immigrants to bitter cynicism while the traditional pillars and institutions of the State and society are under unceasing attack from all sides. The once proud partners, logic and common sense, lay rotting in the gutter having been slain by our progressive comrades when they were perhaps most needed.

In the end, the citizenry can sense that we are on the wrong path and that something is deeply and fundamentally wrong with the country and the direction is it headed. They may not understand why and may even vote for certain political parties and politicians that are leading them down the wrong path. But they understand it is there and that it is real.

As the vastly powerful American Empire begins to totter its societal values decay and its internal cohesiveness unravels. The New Rome begins to mimic the Old. And when the greatest empire of the ancient world did fall it ushered in an era of darkness that lasted nearly a thousand years. Perhaps such unconscious fears and realizations by the populace of what their society, culture, and nation could possibly undergo (economic collapse, dirty bombs, bloody revolution, EMP induced dark age etc.) is mirrored in the depictions of a final, gory, and horrible apocalypse on-screen.

If there’s a single theme at the heart of The Walking Dead and similar shows, it is the fragility of civilization. And as it continues to unravel at breakneck speed, fear of the future manifests itself in interesting ways.

 

©2014 David M. Huntwork. All rights reserved.

 

Text Of FCC Proposed Assault On Media

February 19, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – FreeFireZoneBlog.com – News of a proposed plan by the FCC which would stifle freedom of expression, trampling the First Amendment has been kicking around for days.

As is usually the case, most of the news media dash off a few hundred words about topic “A” or “B” without revealing the source document’s entire content.

We don’t operate like that, below the link to the FCC document in question:

Research Design for the Multi-­‐Market Study of Critical Information Needs – Prepared by: Social Solutions International, Inc.

What is Social Solutions Int. Inc.?

“Social Solutions is a research and evaluation firm dedicated to the creation of positive change for underserved populations. Our work touches those in our community and in countries worldwide.  We are a mission-driven organization that believes that superior science can improve the world” [source, SSI website, About Us]

SSI appears to have all of the attributes of a leftist operation, seeking to “serve” the “needs” of “diverse” populations. All Marxist codewords

“Social Solutions International, Inc. is a research and evaluation firm dedicated to the creation of social and health solutions to improve the welfare of underserved populations worldwide. Values  Founded on the values of diversity, social responsibility, and quality, Social Solutions International’s corporate culture is grounded in the concept of positive change..”

That would be “change” as it pertains to Team Obama? Fundamental, anti-American change?

From the FCC proposal, the study’s purpose is to:

Collect data to inform, the access (or potential barriers) to CINs as identified by the FCC; the media that makes up media ecologies (i.e., what media is actually included in that ecology; ownership of that market; what specific type of content dominates those media ecologies; what is the flow of information within the ecology, etc); the use of and interaction between media that makes media ecologies (i.e., how do different layers of the ecology interact to provide for CINs; how do individuals of diverse neighborhoods/communities differ in terms of access to CINs)

Below, text of the FCC’s proposal that the “community” will be the driver of news content. When we hear the word community coming from social welfare do-gooder organizations and Team Obama we get very nervous:

COMMUNITY ECOLOGY STUDY

a. General Population Survey: Utilizing a multi-level sampling method, this survey will measure community members’ actual and perceived critical information needs.

b. In-depth Neighborhood Interviews: In order to tap into not only individual level effects, but also neighborhood effects, we will conduct in-depth interviews with individuals.

That’s right, it’s not really news anymore it’s “crtitical information.”

Translation: this means that some third party NGO will decide what content is fit to print or broadcast. Clearly, thiis is Big Brother Barack, knocking at the front door- a mere formality, the armored Storm Troopers, breaching rounds in battery, are right behind him..

Be very frightened, then do something about it, this is madness.

Free Fire Zone Joins With Jimmy Kimmel In Mourning Death Of FDR

February 18, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Yes fellow Americans, it was a sad day in Hyde Park, NY and the nation at large this afternoon upon hearing  news of the untimely death of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Roosevelt, America’s longest serving president, 12 terms, was the poster boy for overcoming physical disability. Though he died at an early age, 132, his name will live on in the hearts of many.

Who can forget his freeing of the slaves, his raising of the Stars and Stripes on Mt. Suribachi, his long running sit-com and of course his coming out as an illegitimate undocumented transgenedered, hermaphrodite.

So again, America, we share your grief during this period national tragedy…farewell Franklin, alas we really, really, really, really knew you…

Ice Core Data Disproves Man Made Global Warming Theory

February 18, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – FreeFireZoneBlog.com – For some inexplicable reason, the junk scientists who so fervently believe in the myth of man made global warming [and their idiot press lackeys] are offering as proof of their theory one of the coldest winters on record.

Goodness knows why they think this linkage is going to convince the increasing number of global warming skeptics they they are wrong, perhaps it’s just indicative of what unremitting liars these govenment paid stooges are.

On a hunch we pulled two publicly sourced graphics on a simple Google search which clearly demonstrate that the faux science on global warming is absurd. The data was optained by analyzine deep ice core samples.

Click on either image for full size view.

Graphic 1 shows temperature variations in Greenland over a 4,000 year span. As this data shows, the average temperature in Greenland [80% of which is now covered in a thick ice sheet] has steadily fallen over this period of time. If you’ve ever asked yourself how Greenland got its name, merely note the periodic uptick in temperature which happened to coincide with the landing of the first Nordic settlers circa 1000 AD, and hence the presence of lush vegetation which now has vanished.

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Graphic 2 shows the concentration of atmospheric gasses over an 800,000 year span. Please note the cyclical increase in CO2 concentrations which occure like clockwork about every 80,000 years in a timeframe when the allegedly evil internal combustion engine was not quite yet on the drawing board.

 

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9th Circuit Court of Appeals Overturn California’s Restrictive Concealed Carry Law

1911February 13, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – FreeFireZoneBlog.com – In a historic decision just issued, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned California’s restrictive concealed carry law which makes it almost literally impossible for a citizen to obtain the necessary permit to defend himself and his family against criminal attack outside of his home.

Text of decision available here, EDWARD PERUTA; MICHELLE LAXSON; JAMES DODD; LESLIE BUNCHER, Dr.; MARK CLEARY; CALIFORNIA RIFLE AND PISTOL ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION, Plaintiffs – Appellants, v. COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO; WILLIAM D. GORE, individually and in his capacity as Sheriff, Defendants – Appellees.

From the majority decision:

“The Second Amendment secures the right not only to “keep” arms but also to “bear” them—the verb whose original meaning is key in this case. Saving us the trouble of pulling the eighteenth-century dictionaries ourselves, the Court already has supplied the word’s plain meaning: “At the time of the founding, as now, to ‘bear’ meant to ‘carry.’” Heller, 554 U.S. at 584.3 Yet, not “carry” in the ordinary sense of “convey[ing] or transport[ing]” an object, as one might carry groceries to the check-out counter or garments to the laundromat, but “carry for a particular purpose—confrontation.” Id. The “natural meaning of ‘bear arms,’” according to the Heller majority, was best articulated by Justice Ginsburg in her dissenting opinion in Muscarello v. United States, 524 U.S. 125 (1998): to “‘wear, bear, or carry . . . upon the person or in the clothing or in a pocket, for the purpose . . . of being armed and ready for offensive or defensive action in a case of conflict with another person.’”

“Heller tells us, secures “the right to ‘protect[] [oneself] against both public and private violence,’ thus extending the right in some form to wherever a person could become exposed to public or private violence.” United States v. Masciandaro, 638 F.3d 458, 467”

“These passages alone, though short of dispositive, strongly suggest that the Second Amendment secures a right to carry a firearm in some fashion outside the home. Reading those lines in light of the plain-meaning definition of “bear Arms” elucidated above makes matters even clearer: the Second Amendment right “could
not rationally have been limited to the home.”

“The commonsense reading of “bear Arms” previously discussed finds support in several important constitutional treatises in circulation at the time of the Second Amendment’s ratification. See id. at 582–83, 592–93 (treating such sources as instructive of the clause’s original meaning). Writing on the English right to arms, William Blackstone noted in his Commentaries on the Laws of England that the “the right of having and using arms for self-preservation and defence” had its roots in “the natural right of resistance and self-preservation.””

“Writing over thirty years later in what Heller calls the “most important” American edition of Blackstone’s Commentaries, id. at 594, St. George Tucker, a law professor and former Antifederalist, affirmed Blackstone’s comments on the British right and commented further on its American dimensions. The right to armed self-defense, Tucker insisted, is the “first law of nature,” and any law “prohibiting any person from bearing arms” crossed the constitutional line.”

“The district court erred in denying the applicant’s motion for summary judgment on the Second Amendment claim because San Diego County’s “good cause” permitting requirement impermissibly infringes on the Second
Amendment right to bear arms in lawful self-defense. Reversed and remanded.”

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