Best of Luck, Justin Bourque
Damn those loose Canadian gun laws! If only the NRA had less influence on the Canadian government! Didn’t those greedy capitalist gun nuts learn anything from Sandy Hook? Oh, that’s right, this kind of rhetoric makes even less sense in Canada than it does in the United States, where it is just as frivolous.
If I believe the news, and I don’t, but let’s just run with it, Justin Bourque is some kind of anti government guy who just decided to start randomly shooting police last night. There’s got to be more to it than that, but we obviously can’t expect the media to tell us how bad the government must have fucked this guy over for him to go on what will likely amount to a suicide mission.
As reported by the Globe & Mail, Justin was just walking down the street with some firearms in Moncton. Some busybody neighbor thought this was just terrible and decided to call the police. When the police showed up, with their guns, Bourque opened fire on them. Details are still fuzzy, but the body count currently stands at three dead police, two wounded police, and Bourque still at large, armed and dangerous.
Now police have the area on lockdown. Armored vehicles, robots, automatic weapons, you name it. All to find this kid who decided to walk down the street with a rifle.
Seems to me this all could have been avoided if the neighbor had minded her own business. Seems to me Justin was really upset about gun control, and wouldn’t have bothered anybody if his means of self defense were not threatened. Seems to me that when armed men show up to confiscate your weapons, killing them is a pretty clear cut case of self defense. I have yet to hear about an innocent victim here, only combatants in a war against freedom giving up their lives to their deity, the State.
It’s really too bad that Justin is probably going to die for this. He seems like a nice enough guy, who cared about some really important issues. Tactically, I think it would have been better for him to keep his guns hidden, or maybe come to one of the states in the US where they would have been thought of as rather normal. Maybe here he could have lived a bit longer, raised children, and done something more meaningful for the cause of liberty.
But he chose a different route, and I think people should respect his choice. For an ever increasing number of people, the State just becomes an intolerable burden, and death begins to look like an appealing alternative to continuing under its yoke. To be disarmed, taxed, and perpetually commanded under threat of violence is a life not worth living to many, and for those of us who reach this conclusion, killing our oppressors on our way out just seems like the right thing to do.
I hope Justin lives a long life, I hope he ends the life of anyone who threatens him, I hope other people help him escape being killed or captured by his oppressors. I wish the whole world would rise up at once and condemn the police who came to kidnap him, the neighbor who called the police, the media who worship the corpses of the oppressors, and the politicians who configured all this madness. I wish today was the beginning of the revolution that would put an end to global statism once and for all.
But none of that terribly likely to happen, and I fear that Justin will have sacrificed his life for nothing. That’s a terrible shame because what the world needs is more people like Justin, not fewer. We need people who are awake to the violence being done to them. We need fearless people who are ready to fight for what they believe in. But every time one of them jumps the gun, be it Justin Bourque, or Paul Ciancia, or any number of other people, our numbers only become fewer.
So to you Justin, I say good luck. I sympathize deeply with the fear and frustration that led you to this mission. Even though I disagree with your decision, I have a deep and profound respect for it. I admire your courage. I just wish it could have been put to more productive use.
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