This is What Happens to a Disarmed Populace: They’re Told to Frown at Terrorists

The stern look advised by the Chinese government (courtesy telegraph.co.uk)

I wish I was making this up. But I’m not, no I’m not. “Communist Party officials have told residents of China’s violence-stricken west to add a new weapon to their armoury for fighting the country’s war on terror: the frown,” telegraph.co.uk reports. “Inhabitants of Xinjiang, a predominantly Muslim region that is currently the setting for a major security crackdown, should use the ‘angry stare’ as a way of intimidating terror suspects, according to official advice circulated this week on Wechat, the popular social networking service.” OK, that’s absurd. But is it that much more absurd than the rest of the Party’s advice? . . .

[O]fficials advise locals on six “super weapons” that could be used to repel attackers. The mostly conventional list, which was later shared on Wechat, included pitchforks, wooden clubs and spades, all of which officials said could be used to bludgeon assailants into submission.

Speaking of “super weapons” why no guns? Because the people running The People’s Republic know that an armed populace can defend itself against government oppression with the same tools they can use to defeat terrorists. In fact, that could well be a distinction without a difference. [h/t AV]

comments

  1. avatar Ralph says:

    The Chicoms advice compares favorably to USAcoms advising women to wet their dainties or heave when attacked by a rapist.

    1. avatar Another Robert says:

      Yep, pretty damn sad.

    2. avatar Scrubula says:

      Indeed.
      “Don’t resist! Call the cops when it’s over and let the rapist get away!”

    3. avatar TheOtherDavid says:

      Or the instructions to throw erasers and pencils at school shooters:

      “Attempt to incapacitate the shooter
      Improvise weapons or throw items at the active shooter
      Commit to your actions . . . your life depends on it”

      Department of Homeland Security pamphlet on school shootings http://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/active_shooter_pamphlet_508.pdf

      Hey, we’ve always wanted the Chinese government to act more like our own, right?

    4. avatar Gov. William J. Le Petomane says:

      Yep, my first thought was that it’s no more absurd than telling women to urinate or vomit on their rapist.

    5. avatar Mediocrates says:

      Ralph… Your wisdom is only surpassed by your wit.

    6. avatar ThomasR says:

      Well; like does attract like. The Chinese Communists= the Liberal/progressives. The modern Liberal progressives beliefs are founded in good old Marxism/communism.

      This “ism” is based on the disempowerment of the people and giving the monopoly of power to the state as its founding principles.

  2. avatar Frank Masotti says:

    Yep a disarmed, or never armed people get told to beat on a terrorist who has a gun, brilliant idea, why not tell them to try talking to them to prevent the terrorist from shooting.

  3. avatar Roll says:

    That…sounds like duffelblog material/article…I didnt believe it till i read the telegraph article.

  4. avatar an everyday normal guy says:

    Uh, OK. Good luck with that. Let me know how it works out…

  5. avatar Gunr says:

    Maybe some of us could send our wives over there and let them just “Talk” the terrorists to death. Mine has plenty of practice!

    1. avatar Curtis in IL says:

      Winner!

  6. avatar Paco says:

    The propaganda machine rolls on

  7. avatar JasonM says:

    The people running The People’s Republic know that an armed populace can defend itself against government oppression with the same tools they can use to defeat terrorists.

    I remember reading that Stalin was almost killed by a a squinty-eyed stare.

    1. avatar Cogitans says:

      Hey…if it was this guy then it might be true:

      http://tennisinsideout.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Caro-vs-Clint-3.jpg

      Granted he was also armed withSW 629 .44 mag* the most ‘powerful handgun in the world/

      *Yes I am mixing up Eastwood movies.

  8. avatar Sammy says:

    If rooks could kill it might work.

  9. avatar the ruester says:

    The slogan for this should be “what would your mother think?” nyuk nyuk
    Finger wags and nods of disapproval must qualify as machine guns.

  10. avatar former water walker says:

    Hey harsh language might work too:-)

  11. avatar DaveL says:

    From Connecticut to Nigeria to China, it’s the same story over and over again. In the eyes of the ruling elite, the common people are there to play the role of human shields.

  12. avatar John Thomas says:

    glower power

  13. avatar CIDG_of_One says:

    “A well regulated village being necessary to the security of a free Tribe, the
    ‘Right’ of the villagers to:- use menacing looks, ( add: #5 harsh language )
    and to keep and bear pitchforks, wooden clubs and spades shall not be
    infringed — but will continue to be subject to reasonable regulations.”

    From the UnUnited States Department of Redundancy Department:
    “Given that Americans have been granted the right to bare arms; and
    that tattoos currently remain a legal loophole in regulatory law and in common use for whatever;
    a subcommittee has now been established to review statutory laws regarding the legality of people acquiring, keeping, bearing, and flashing when appropriate — and only as necessary — a tattoo depicting an image of the golfer-in-chief shaking his putter as an approved symbol of irrational defiance.”

    1. avatar dh34 says:

      Nobody NEEDS a high capacity angry look…

      Where is Mom’s Demand Action for Common Sense Facial Expression Laws when you need them?

  14. avatar Full Cleveland says:

    If this were the weekend caption contest photo my caption would be:

    Who farted?

  15. avatar Indiana Tom says:

    We need super weapons control.

  16. avatar Jus Bill says:

    Handy data point: Over the last six months the police in major Chinese cities have been issued sidearms which they routinely carry when on duty. Uighurs, on the other hand, have successfully defeated these measures by getting to terror scenes first with cars, gasoline and knives, sometimes to devastating effect.

  17. avatar Josh Wood says:

    Our wonderful war-state is headed there. Enjoy.

  18. avatar CoolBreeze72 says:

    “If looks could kill it would have been us instead of him…hey bungalow bill…”

    “I fart in your general direction”

  19. avatar Rich Grise says:

    And don’t forget those enormous penises that all the Antigun Nuts seem to have.

  20. avatar Out_Fang_Thief says:

    That reminds me of this memorable movie line.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i33DX9Wjd7E

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