Innocents Betrayed

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This documentary effectively shatters gun control myths and fallacies. Owning a firearm is not a privilege – it’s a basic right. In fact, it’s the basic right to protect yourself and your loved ones. Throughout History, there has been a disturbing pattern: sooner or later (often sooner than later), disarmed populations become the hapless victims of tyrannical governments and criminals.

The right to own a weapon is one that is usually conquered in the aftermath of centuries of suffering and genocide. Today, we tend to forget that. Yet, the last 100 odd years were undoubtedly the most brutal of all, in what concerns organized violence against deliberately disarmed populations.

This is what Innocents Betrayed documents. How innocents are constantly betrayed — and brutalized – by gun control.

And, just for the fun of it: The Roman Invasion of Britain

The Roman Invasion of Britain is separated into three episodes. The first deals with the invasion and the events leading up to it, as well as the British reaction and resistance to the occupancy.

The second episode covers the deadly revolt by the Queen Boudicca; a hard-core woman who took the battle to the Roman’s, killing their citizens as well as their troops. Also covered is the aftermath of the rebellion, as well as interesting ways Rome tried to win over the Britons with all kinds of innovations.

One of the most interesting elements was that Rome created the very first towns and cities for Britain. Before the invasion, the Britons lived in small villages, and the concept of towns or cities was utterly alien to them.

The final episode discusses typical life in Roman Britain, from the decline of Roman rule to what happened after the Romans pulled out. The series wraps up with an examination of the influence these events still have on Great Britain today.

The energetic and enthusiastic Bettany Hughes serves as our narrator and guide, taking her film crew all over England, Scotland, and Wales.

We get see ruins of Roman fortresses, towns, bathhouses, amphitheaters, an ancient gold mine, and a full explanation behind what Emperor Hadrian was up to with that Wall.

Most of the facts come form source material provided by the Roman writer Tacitus. Also on hand are several experts who provide interesting insight into the Britons and their conquerors.

And let’s not forgot the obligatory re-enactors providing background color. While some are a bit cheesy, I have to give them kudos for authentic-looking Roman armor.

8 responses to “Innocents Betrayed

  1. Thanks for posting this powerful film. I saw it a couple of years ago and it had quite a profound effect upon my understanding of the gun control issue.

  2. In aus although firearms were..permitted, people didnt carry them with them unless on farms usually.
    so when some idiots did run amok, no one had the means to stop them.
    using some very twisted logic? our govt then isarmed ALL the law abiding registered gun owners.
    leaving the criminals an open field.
    if just ONE person had been carrying even a small handgun, and been able to use it the Tasmanian murders at Pt Arthur would have been far less. But our govt would rather we BE victims rather than be able to self defend.

  3. My use of this info in a pro 2A argument at OEN added to the long list of grievances they had against me for daring to think outside the ObamaBox

  4. An armed society is a polite society. ~Robert Heinlein

    Aaron Zelman is clueless about 911, but otherwise he makes the point.

  5. that’s a weird service you have, ww. I remember back in the 90s, ISPs charged by the minute — but that changed.

    anyhoo — Rob blew a fuse and called me. “Why did you write that article now?” A month later I learned that I posted my article a few days after Obama met with Mexico to set up a shared database of all gun owners in both countries.

  6. Ok, point taken from the film BUT: how do you defend against the tyranny of the corrupted human spirit? I’m not saying I’m for gun control, but what about every wacko who has a gripe against someone else? Or every wacko with delusions of being the one in power? How do you defend afainst the tyranny of the corrupted human heart?

  7. Ok mea culpa…I am outta my league on this one…can’t remember just what I was thinking when I wrote that…something about a ccorrupted human spirit imposing it’s fetid sensibilities over the rational mind or something…I give up. UNCLE!

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