A note to Feinstein, Obama, David Frum, Henry Winkler, some Soviet apparatchik, et al
Long version: Yes, yesterday we did indeed have “yet another” (so statesmanlike, President O!) mass shooting, this time inside DC, and inside a government facility. And yes, rifles were involved, Senator Feinstein, purchased legally, apparently. Too, it’s true, Mr Frum, that Second Amendment absolutists believe — unironically, to your evident amusement — that law abiding gun owners are law abiding gun owners taking responsibility for their own protection and the protection of their loved ones, right up until the time they break the law, at which point they are no longer law-abiding citizens, but rather criminals. Just as they believe, also unironically, that more gun control will not stop the slaughter of intentionally disarmed soldiers and civilians inside a gun-free zone run by the very government that immediately calls for more laws to layer onto the laws that already did nothing to stop “yet another mass shooting” — which took place within the District of Columbia, which already boasts some of the most restrictive gun laws in the country.
So rather than calling for more governmental action to control guns — which failed miserably in this instance, just as it did at Ft Hood and every other gun-free zone that is pressed upon us — perhaps the real Tweet Fonzie should have sent out was “why weren’t military members or civilian contractors permitted to carry a sidearm, and had they been able to, would the death toll have been minimized — or even better, would the gunman even had tried the attack in the first place?”
Of course, The Fonz wouldn’t Tweet such a thing, and not only because it breaks the 140 character totalitarian restrictions Twitter places on its users; rather, because he is a knee-jerk liberal who has taken a page out of the 80-page gun-control guide and determined to jump into the fray and try using emotional arguments to push an agenda that is designed to empower the government and transfer a free country into a “benevolent” police state, where “safety” trumps liberty.
– Yet, as yesterday showed us, just as it did in Ft Hood and in Sandy Hook and Aurora, mass murderers target groups of people they know cannot defend themselves. That is, they attack the law abiding — who should never be put in the position of having to disarm in order to appease the politically correct aversion to firearms held by northeastern liberals, Hollywood actors (who I’m sure, at one time employed body guards), or phony Canadian-cum-US conservatives who mock the very idea that is essential to liberty: that yes, gun owners are not criminals before they break the law, nor should they be considered so — unless Mr Frum would like to see other preemptive measures taken, eg., the prohibition of alcohol to deter drunk driving, or the prohibition of swimming to avoid drowning fatalities, etc. Like many who pretend to be Republicans and conservatives, Frum is a statist, a would-be totalitarian, a smug megalomaniac who believes his cloistered comfort entitles him to direct the behavior and beliefs of others.
Being belittled by David Frum is very much like being lectured on cleanliness by a hobo, or lectured on economics by this President.
As for the Russian parliamentarian who joked about American Exceptionalism in response to the shootings, the old commie thug has a point — though not the one he believed himself to be making. Rather, it is the very leftism proffered by Marxist-Leninists and erstwhile Stalinists that has led to things like disarmed soldiers and gun-free zones (also known as turkey shoots) — that is, the culture of political correctness and the delegitimization of the individual and our Constitution — that has harmed American exceptionalism, taking away individual liberty and handing it over to an increasingly powerful centralized government who merely demagogues tragedy for its own ends rather than looking at real and honest solutions to gun violence (even as gun violence has decreased dramatically, especially since concealed carry laws have gone into effect).
So by taking a stab at American Exceptionalism, this commie — like the wealthy, connected Marxist progressives who immediately ran to their Twitter feeds and blogs to push for more government-dictated gun control in a place that already deploys the sine qua non of gun control, and following a massacre at a government facility — was really pointing out the lie of leftism, the failure of progressive policy, and the pitfalls of trading safety for liberty.
– Which as I’m sure the commie thug knows, eventually works it way around to the “re-education” of dissidents, or else their imprisonment or, if all else fails, cleansing.
How many people did Bill Ayers, et al., say would have to be put to death to achieve the American Socialist Utopia that he planned to head up?
But that’s a small price to pay to get a smart, centralized ruling elite installed into permanent power, with complete control over the economic units it would purport to manage, and the system it would use to manage them and keep them in their places.
– Which is the long lead up to he short version: Mark Levin called these people — aptly — “political ambulance chasers.” Me, I’m in no mood for creativity or euphemism. To me, they’re nothing more than opportunistic, soulless scum. And without their body guards and their ruling class perks, they’d be far less likely to try to infringe upon the freedoms of those they believe it their right to control.
They are arrogant, immoral narcissists. They are cynical ideologues. And the only way they’ll take away our guns is to try confiscation. Which I daresay won’t end well for anyone.
So. “Yet again”: Molon Labe, motherfuckers.