Friday, December 15, 2006


Current vote totals in an ongoing online poll at the site of the hardline anti-"amnesty," anti-guest worker group ALIPAC (emphasis mine):

Could immigrant riots break out across America like in Europe?

No, that would never happen here. 1.14% (19)
No, not to a significant degree. 2.88% (48)
No, and I'm shocked you would even ask. 0.48% (8)
Yes, but less severe in America. 12.46% (208)
Yes, about the same as the situation in France 15.64% (261)
Yes, anytime now and they would be worse. 63.33% (1057)
Yes, but not for many years into the future 1.74% (29)
Other, see my comments posted below. 1.56% (26)
Riots? What Riots? 0.78% (13)

Unfortunately for the respondents, "Oh, God, I hope so -- I've built my entire philosophy of life around just such an eventuality!" wasn't one of the choices.


Meanwhile, I see that World Net Daily was recently touting a book about a decade-old terrorist attack in South Africa as NRA/Christian victimization porn:

What would you do if armed terrorists broke into your church and starting attacking your friends with automatic weapons in the middle of a worship service?

Would you be prepared to defend yourself and other innocents?

Would you be justified in doing so?

Is it time for Americans to consider such once-unthinkable possibilities?

There is one man in the world who can address these questions with first-hand experience.

His name is Charl van Wyck -- a South African who was faced with just such a shocking scenario.

In "Shooting Back: The Right and Duty of Self-Defense," van Wyk makes a biblical, Christian case for individuals arming themselves with guns, and does so more persuasively than perhaps any other author because he found himself in a church attacked by terrorists.

"Grenades were exploding in flashes of light. Pews shattered under the blasts, sending splinters flying through the air," he recalls of the July 25, 1993, St. James Church Massacre. "An automatic assault rifle was being fired and was fast ripping the pews -- and whoever, whatever was in its trajectory -- to pieces. We were being attacked!"

But van Wyk was not defenseless that day. Had he been unarmed like the other congregants, the slaughter would have been much worse....

Terrorism, guns used successfully in self-defense, and the war on Christianity -- this is like the orgy scene in a porno movie! Everything happens!

(It should be noted that there's no word on how carrying guns everywhere will help you if a plane flies into your building, or if the guy next to you on a commuter train is a suicide bomber who suddenly blows himself. But which would you rather do: be prepared for the kind of terrorist attack that's more likely -- or prepare yourself for one that lets you have Walter Mitty fantasies? I guess the choice is obvious!....)

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