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ENEMIES OF THE HUMAN RACE: "HERE BE DRAGONS"
Original Content | 6/27/2013 | by Laz A. Mataz

Posted on 06/27/2013 4:20:30 PM PDT by Lazamataz

In the maps of old, when an area was unexplored and presumed dangerous, a mapmaker might pen the phrase "Here Be Dragons". This warned the explorer that possessed the map that the area had not been tamed, or often, even explored, and that there were uncharted dangers in that area.

The Supreme Court of the United States has struck the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) down. While individuals may have feelings one way or another about this decision, what should trouble everyone on both sides is the report that the majority of the Court has called the minority "enemies of the human race."

As Anthony Scalia wrote, "But to defend traditional marriage is not to condemn, demean, or humiliate those who would prefer other arrangements, any more than to defend the Constitution of the United States is to condemn, demean, or humiliate other constitutions. To hurl such accusations so casually demeans this institution.... It is one thing for a society to elect change; it is another for a court of law to impose change by adjudging those who oppose it hostes humani generis, enemies of the human race."

This is the most henious, troubling verbiage we have ever seen emenate from the Supreme Court. It smacks of dehumanization of the opposition. When any tyranny wants to eliminate or exterminate the opposition, it must start by dehumanizing them. So if a group of people who hold a given ideology are "enemies of the human race", then they clearly -- in the eyes of the people who so declare -- are not human. An enemy of the human race cannot BE human.

When the dehumanization of your opposition has penetrated your soul, you become capable of any act of violence, any act of oppression. History is riddled with examples of this sort of speech. What invariably follows are pograms and mass-executions, tortures and oppressions, and denials of basic liberties. That our very highest Court has engaged in this sort of verbal assault should make everyone -- regardless of their political persuasion -- quite alarmed.

We do not want to travel into this uncharted area. America has had its' flirtations with depredation of an entire race, nationality, or ideology... but never have we engaged in wholesale slaughter, and we have great regrets for the times we have oppressed an entire class of people. We should not want to embark on another oppression.

We are a divided nation, this much is certain. However, for either side to start speaking of the other as "enemies of the human race" starts us down a path to tyrannical terror and bloodshed of a Biblical scale. I recommend our side, conservatives, not engage in this sort of behavior, and I would ask that our opposition do the same.

Otherwise, as our forebearers once wrote: "Here Be Dragons".


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1 posted on 06/27/2013 4:20:30 PM PDT by Lazamataz
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2 posted on 06/27/2013 4:21:45 PM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
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To: Lazamataz
the majority of the Court has called the minority "enemies of the human race

Thanks to the majority of the Court for the label. Will wear it like the Star of David.

3 posted on 06/27/2013 4:24:50 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals

So very close to the truth, this Star of David comment, my FRiend. The NSA has the methods required to identify the ‘ideological Jews’; namely, Conservatives. All it would require, now, is an order from Der Leader.


4 posted on 06/27/2013 4:26:39 PM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Ping to *my* ideological leader.... :)


5 posted on 06/27/2013 4:27:54 PM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
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To: Lazamataz; Jim Robinson

JR is presently cavorting with his fav lady...Sarah Palin! :)


6 posted on 06/27/2013 4:29:15 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Lazamataz
Have no doubt Laz, not only Conservatives, Christians and our Jewish FRiends are on the list, as is Israel. History is Repeating.
7 posted on 06/27/2013 4:29:42 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Lazamataz

I oppose faggotry.

Except maybe for some really hot lebesians.

Otherwise, no way.


8 posted on 06/27/2013 4:30:37 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: LUV W; Jim Robinson
JR is presently cavorting with his fav lady...Sarah Palin! :)

WOW! My favorite, too. JR, if you get the chance, direct Sarah to this editorial. Bet she'd like it! :)

9 posted on 06/27/2013 4:30:57 PM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
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To: humblegunner
Except maybe for some really hot lebesians.

It ain't like in the movies.

10 posted on 06/27/2013 4:31:30 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Lazamataz

No doubt you’d hit THAT! ;)


11 posted on 06/27/2013 4:31:46 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Lazamataz
Just for you Laz. Here be dragons...


12 posted on 06/27/2013 4:31:57 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: humblegunner

LOL!


13 posted on 06/27/2013 4:32:00 PM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
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To: LUV W
No doubt you’d hit THAT! ;)

Sarah Palin? No, I wouldn't. Her husband can kick my a&&!

14 posted on 06/27/2013 4:33:09 PM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
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To: Lazamataz

True.

*boop*


15 posted on 06/27/2013 4:33:37 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Lazamataz
However, for either side to start speaking of the other as "enemies of the human race" starts us down a path to tyrannical terror and bloodshed of a Biblical scale. I recommend our side, conservatives, not engage in this sort of behavior, and I would ask that our opposition do the same.

Asking our opposition not to characterize us as "enemies of the human race" is like asking water to flow uphill.

You can ask, but it ain't gonna happen.

It is their plan to have most of us in the ovens, and the rest in chains.

There is a cleansing coming, and it will be Old Testament in both nature and scale.

And there is nothing any human can do to prevent it.

16 posted on 06/27/2013 4:35:31 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Lazamataz

Well done, Laz.


17 posted on 06/27/2013 4:36:20 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Lazamataz
“He who fights too long against dragons becomes a dragon himself; and if you gaze too long into the abyss, the abyss will gaze into you.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

18 posted on 06/27/2013 4:36:56 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: LUV W; Jim Robinson
Ahem. Mr. Robinson does not "cavort". :) As is clear in this pic, he is a gentleman and she is a lady.


19 posted on 06/27/2013 4:40:00 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Lazamataz

Thanks for posting.


20 posted on 06/27/2013 4:40:10 PM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: humblegunner

21 posted on 06/27/2013 4:42:11 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: trisham; Jim Robinson; humblegunner

Well....maybe so...but I saw him personally cavorting with some mighty fine firearms earlier this month! ;)


22 posted on 06/27/2013 4:42:38 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: trisham

PS....that is just an awesome picture! Mrs. JR looks pleased, too! :)


23 posted on 06/27/2013 4:43:59 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: DuncanWaring; Lazmataz

We are already enemies of “nature” and the passion of their hatred is completely unhinged.

Now we become enemies of “the human race ?”

Insane.

The party of death is going to call/label conservatives, the enemy of the human race.

They would have to redefine the human race.

What it means to be Human.

Don’t get me wrong, I think they are on their way to doing just that.


24 posted on 06/27/2013 4:44:56 PM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: LUV W; Jim Robinson; humblegunner
Well....maybe so...but I saw him personally cavorting with some mighty fine firearms earlier this month! ;)

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That would be perfectly appropriate for a gentleman such as Mr. Robinson, as well as a lady such as Sarah. :)

25 posted on 06/27/2013 4:46:12 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: LUV W

It’s the best. :)


26 posted on 06/27/2013 4:46:36 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Bratch; Lazamataz
“He who fights too long against dragons becomes a dragon himself; and if you gaze too long into the abyss, the abyss will gaze into you.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

That never stopped Friedrich's fans ....

"Nietzsche is dead." -- God.

27 posted on 06/27/2013 4:49:31 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Lazamataz

A judge who accuses his fellow judges in such a way is no longer fit to be a judge and should be removed from authority over the laws that govern us. To accuse in such a way from such a high position is to at once declare his opinion is superior to the laws. Such an judge should be removed from adjudication over the laws he so clearly abrogates in favor of his opinion.


28 posted on 06/27/2013 4:55:34 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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Well....maybe so...but I saw him personally cavorting with some mighty fine firearms earlier this month!

Damned right he was!

And all around him were folks with all manner of hardware
who believe as he does and stand ready to back him up.

Front line when TSHTF baby.

29 posted on 06/27/2013 4:55:35 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Lazamataz

bttt


30 posted on 06/27/2013 4:55:57 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Lazamataz

Scalia is correct about this. It is astounding the carnage people are capable of once they’ve established their opponents are not human. They choose to be...for want of a better word, “inhumane.”


31 posted on 06/27/2013 4:56:37 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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Great pic. I’ll bet he was having fun!


32 posted on 06/27/2013 4:58:09 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Lazamataz

They will regret declaring their opponents to be enemies. One can disagree with opponents, and still respect each other and our right to disagree; one can only fight enemies, until one or the other prevails.


33 posted on 06/27/2013 5:06:36 PM PDT by VietVet (I am old enough to know who I am and what I believe, and I 'm not inclined to apologize for any of)
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To: MHGinTN
A judge who accuses his fellow judges in such a way is no longer fit to be a judge and should be removed from authority over the laws that govern us.

Which justice, exactly, said that? I can't tell. There's a quote here from Scalia decrying the term, but who used it in the first place?

34 posted on 06/27/2013 5:07:45 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: humblegunner

So that’s you next to him at the shoot? You look familiar.


35 posted on 06/27/2013 5:08:51 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Lazamataz
Disturbing, but given the recent additions to the court, not totally unexpected. I'm a bit surprised that they've leaped so soon to replacing rational legal argument with ad hominem attacks and pure invective, but I knew Kagan and the Wide Latina would steer the court in an ugly direction, given half a chance.

They are not jurists - at least not of the type we as Americans expect. They are apparatchiks, in the original Soviet meaning of the word.

36 posted on 06/27/2013 5:13:51 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Heck no, that’s either a range marshall or a homeless guy.


37 posted on 06/27/2013 5:15:10 PM PDT by humblegunner
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This is a disturbing one, but I will join Cyber Liberty (Post 34) and ask which justice first used the term,
"enemies of the human race" to describe the minority justices?
38 posted on 06/27/2013 5:19:07 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Lazamataz
I wonder if Scalia chose these words--hostes humani generis--intentionally. Early Christians were labeled "enemies of the human race" by the Roman empire, and persecuted them as such. Perhaps this signals that Washington is now officially seeking to persecute Christians as Rome did to the early church.
39 posted on 06/27/2013 5:19:35 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo ( Walker 2016)
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To: humblegunner; trisham; LUV W; onyx; Syncro

And luv’n every minute of it too. Just give me my sniper rifle WTSHTF and a post to rest it on and we’ll see what fur.

And I think we’re about thirty miles out from the Troopathon now, but the traffic is killing our time. The GPS has been routing us all around creation trying to avoid the most congested spots, but we’re inching up on it. Hope to be there within the hour. Damn shame about that blowout that left us stranded in Bakersfield last night. Who the hell came up with the idea of a donut as a spare anyway? Sounds like a government plot.


40 posted on 06/27/2013 5:27:07 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Happy Trails, Jim. Say Hello for all of us not there, please.


41 posted on 06/27/2013 5:29:57 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Lazamataz
Several years ago there was a Radio series on how oppression has happened over the years.

Every time it happened it began by dehumanizing the oppressed. Romans tried to do it with the Christians. The white settlers did it with the Native Americans and Africans to make them slaves.

The third Reich did it with the Jews.... and so on.

The last part spoke how the left was referring to infants in the womb as Tissue, or fetus, etc..... everything but babies or infants.

42 posted on 06/27/2013 5:32:33 PM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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It's tightened up, re-sighted, cleaned and in the case boss.

Unfortunately, them Eakers are threatening to come out in a week or so.

Might be it'll get a bit more breaking in then, being a n00b and all....

43 posted on 06/27/2013 5:34:14 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner
Would that be a Ruger 10-22 with the black nylon stock and the Stainless steel barrel that JR is using?
44 posted on 06/27/2013 5:36:40 PM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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Nah. I wish it were.
The shop had no Rugers when I went in.

It’s the Savage Arms version.


45 posted on 06/27/2013 5:39:02 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

Gunner!


46 posted on 06/27/2013 5:40:02 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Lazamataz

Buy lots of ammo whenever you can. Supreme Court dyke quota fillers Kaka and Wide Latina are trying to stir up the taker class.


47 posted on 06/27/2013 5:47:25 PM PDT by 50mm (Trust nobody and you'll never be disappointed.)
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To: Jim Robinson; Syncro; humblegunner; trisham; LUV W

Lord have mercy. I hadn’t realized till now you were without a proper spare. Sheeesh. That’s a real PITA.

I can vouch for your shootin’ expertise and also for LA’s traffic.

Just get to President Nixon’s Library safe. That’s all that matters.

XOXOXOXO


48 posted on 06/27/2013 5:47:41 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Cyber Liberty; Lazamataz

Justice Kennedy was the one who referred to the minority justices as “enemies of the human race.”


49 posted on 06/27/2013 5:54:39 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Lazamataz

Stalinist, Marxist ideologies always devolve into eliminating their political opposition.


50 posted on 06/27/2013 5:55:34 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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