Skip to comments.Stop, Drop, and Cower
Posted on 07/17/2013 7:32:24 PM PDT by OneWingedShark
Earlier today while discussing why the Federal Government would want to pursue a "duty to retreat" in self defense cases a fellow FReeper responded: Stop, Drop, and Cower.
This gave me the idea for this handy brochure illustrating how to behave in an encounter with a government agent and is written from a low-level, bureaucratic-peon's viewpoint.
I think it is good satire. Maybe a little too much “over the top”. You could change that by making it more factual, not “explaining” the attitude, but merely commanding it.
Whites, you’d better understand. It is now open season on you.
Though you focus just on government agents; given the GZ case, the brochure should equally admonish cowering from violent criminals.
Anything you say or don’t say will be used against you in a secret court above the law.
Oh, ouch / I like.
Did you file the appropriate application, in triplicate?
Thank you. I was going to go for a more factually supported brochure perhaps including things like the Costco shooting, Ruby Ridge, Waco; various law cases, etc… but then it just got too fun to devolve into
over the top. :D
But merely commanding versus explaining; I kind of like that idea.
I don't recall. /
What difference does it make?
Laz, I seem to recall you working for a gov-agency; thought you might like to give this a look.
Thought you guys might enjoy this.
I’ll have to wait until I’m on an actual computer to see it, but the idea sounds great.
You do have a point; but by focusing on government I could really go over the top in the COWER section; granted it wouldn't be blasphemous then, but it would lose that aspect of how government authorities have come to view themselves.
And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?... The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If...if...We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more we had no awareness of the real situation.... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.
Posted many times before, but, may need to be part of anyone’s contingency planning.
I think it dove-tails nicely with your pdf.
Is there a way to see it without registering?
Not that I’m paranoid...
Anyone with the linkSo you shouldn't need to register… if it's giving you trouble freepmail me an e-mail address for you and I'll send you a copy.
Anyone who has the link can access. No sign-in required.
Hmmmm? I just get a gray screen with a toolbar across the top.
On the left top it says Stop, Drop, and Cower.pdf
under that File Edit View Help
On the right a half dozen or so commentator’s icons, a sign in bubble, a comments button and a share button with Sign In over it.
Okay, I would add a cartoon man stopping on the stop panel, dropping in the drop panel and curling into a fetal position in the cower panel.
I’d also put these three panels on the same side of the paper.
Saw your reply and tag line and had to respond...
I heard those very same words in 1969 during a conversation with some fellow soldiers who were black. They told me that while they were in the Army they would have my back, but once we got back to the “world”, all that would change and it would be open season on me as a white boy...
I was originally hoping to do that, but I couldn't find a series that were stylistically similar which I actually liked. If I had some skill in drawing I'd do it in the
Stop, Drop, Roll sort of style. :(
Id also put these three panels on the same side of the paper.
That was one of the options for layout, I went with the more traditional one where the 4th panel (Cower) would be hidden by the cover flap. I think to do it your way I'd have to shuffle things around quite a bit and it would be non-standard reading order. More to consider.
But perhaps more stylistically like:
Think 1950's government handout...
Don't feel like the Lone Ranger on that one!
LOL - I'd so go for that (with PipBoy!) if I had artistic talent.
this is enough to start CW2 as it would ensure such crimes happen more often
Ah, my little satirical brochure qualifies as enough to kick off CWII?
I don't know whether to shake my head or say
any attempt to outlaw self-defense I meant
states have passed stand your ground,
the federal government wants you to stop, drop and cower.
I saw the same thing. The older NCO’s weren’t down with that crap but the younger blacks arrived with a real chip on their shoulder and a lot of hostility toward ‘the man’ (read whites).
They were 15% of my strength and 95% of my disciplinary problems.
I have to admit, I became something of a racist after 14 months in the ‘Nam.
I think I forgot to include you in my ping; thought you might find this amusing.
It is, I think, a little less over-the-top… which I have mixed feelings about.
Small action-images have been added to illustrate the actions, and the drop-caps now form an interesting meta-joke.
Special thanks to marktwain, cripplecreek, & null and void who offered suggestions which were incorporated into the revision.
A handy guide for interacting with government agents.
My pastor goes to Haiti quite a bit. When he is confronted by people who want to harm him, he goes stupid. People tend to feel sorry for stupid people or get frustrated and give up.
Amen! Whites are now what the Jews were in the 1930’s-45 Germany. The Federal Government’s Department of Justice is working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to deprive you of the legal ability and means to defend the lives of yourself and your family. They also working equally hard to deprive you of the protection of the law. Once these goals are accomplished, they will then unleash their mobs to kill you and take your possessions. Just as happened in Germany. Think this won’t happen? So did the Jews. I know. I know we got guns. This is what the Travon shit is all about. Think they give a damn if some Black hoodlum got killed? No, not any more than they did with al the others, but with this case, we can use it to advance their agenda and may implement it[their agenda]. Better wake up!
Did you file the appropriate application, in triplicate?
I don’t recall. / What difference does it make?
I just learned about it on TV .....
The new link doesn’t work for me but I am getting the revised version at the original link. My favorite line is still this one: “Plead for mercy from these angels of the only god that exists: the government.” I love that.
My suggestion, for what it’s worth, is to do another round of editing, and be really ruthless. I’d chop it down so that there’s only one or two ultra punchy sentences after each letter. I’d aim to keep them brief enough to fit in the space directly beside the letter without spilling into extra lines below.
Is your pastor white or black?
I'd suggest offering some helpful tips at the end, if nothing but a reminder to live to fight another day, rather than leaving the reader with those last sarcastic comments of all powerful overlords.
I think you're on to something that might come in handy to remember, in the not to distant future.
My pastor goes to Haiti quite a bit. When he is confronted by people who want to harm him, he goes stupid.
GOES stupid? Anyone who goes to Haiti quite a bit doensn’t have that far to go.
(Sorry. Weak attempt at humor. I’m assuming the pastor is doing mission trips)
Great satirical content. It’s the kind that makes you shake your head in disgust, because although it is meant as irony, it’s also very close to the truth.
Also, I chuckled at null and void’s cartoon of the child hiding under his desk in case of nuclear attack. I grew up during that time and remember the drills well. It’s also one of the first things I thought of when I read the brochure. Then I scrolled down and voila!.....GMTA :-)
Yeah, well, the duck-and-cover drills had a special sense of urgency during the Cuban missile crisis and while attending school on a military base in the South East...
Gee, how I miss Al Capp.
It should. I, of course, can't get it to work in either Firefox or Safari. *sigh*
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