By Doug “Uncola” Lynn
I will make mere youths their officials; children will rule over them.
– Isaiah 3:4
Youths oppress my people, women rule over them…
– Isaiah 3:12
Another shooting. They always appear to unveil in similar ways; like secret messages. First there is some sort of an active drill, either scheduled or ongoing, and then shots are fired, followed by eyewitness accounts of more than one shooter. Soon, the YouTube videos of those reporting on multiple attackers are scrubbed from the internet:
When shots were fired I saw him [right] after the fact, so, and the shots were coming from the other part of the building so there definitely had to be at least two shooters involved.
……..Additionally, it was reported by the father of a student who attends the school thatboth a fire drill and an active shooter drill were scheduled for Wednesday.
Within hours, the murderer is reported to be extremely troubled, if not insane, and likely on psychotropic drugs, as several people claim they all “saw it coming”, or, in some instances, saying they are completely surprised that the person they knew could massacre so many.
Additionally, prophetic postings placed prior on social media by the shooter are revealed and, sadly, they are rarely discovered until too late. Most commonly, of course, an AR-type or similar semi-automatic will have been used with the necessary large-capacity magazines. It is all quite convenient because both are highly coveted targets in the sites of politicians and globalists convening behind armed security on Capitol Hill or at the United Nations.
Finally, like the sun rising after a long dark night, the political establishment crows like over-caffeinated roosters about “doing something” so “it never happens again”.
Nothing new under the sun.
But what about “The Patriot Act”, the NSA, and that brand new data center in Utah? I thought our heroes we’re constantly monitoring in order to stop these events? In the case of the Parkland shooting what about eyewitness reports of someone firing rounds in the school while wearing body armor, helmet and mask? What are these national security agents doing every day anyway? Playing Angry Birds and Subway Surfers? Those slackers make love-sick FBI sweethearts Peter Strzok and Lisa Page look like Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.
I want my money back.
Also, what happens to the mass causality survivors who claim to have seen multiple shooters? Well, after their cell phones are permanently confiscated by the authorities, and within weeks after their videos disappear from the internet, they start dying in freak ways and in numbers that defy normal actuarial tables. But don’t worry, the online fact-checker Snopes says it’s all just “great paranoia”.
In spite of any slight variances from the common patterns of mass shootings, the outcome is always predictable: It’s getting late in the game and they want your guns. Who knew politicians could react so fast? But, then again, it’s for the children.
Regardless, the images linger and it’s hard to disremember certain elements of surreality that seemed, shall we say, spurious. In the Parkland shooting, specifically, both reporters and those being interviewed were one minute smiling and then the next feigning sadness and concern. It was strange.
Nevertheless, the politicians take action after every mass shooting and tell us “it’s for our own good”.
In the aftermath of the Sandyhook shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, President Obama issued 23 executive actions and proposed 19 legislative actions. After the Virginia Tech shooting new rules were passed that allowed the Social Security Administration to provide information to the gun background check system of people with “mental disabilities”. After Vegas and Parkland, it was bump-stocks. Now, most recently at the time of this writing, it appears that even President Trump has “stunned lawmakers” with his “seeming embrace of gun control measures”.
Do you see a pattern?
To understand the borg mind, you must first understand the politicians and powerbrokers are fully aware of what they are doing. But, as far as the liberal snowflakes are concerned, they ALWAYS believe what they WISH to be true; facts be damned. Worse than that, they will not let go of what they wish were true even after they long cross the rubicon into devastating lunacy. By then, it becomes like a Chinese finger trap; the more you challenge their beliefs, the more they hold on.
Here are 10 truths the gun control morons hold to be self-evident:
1.) The Gun is Guilty
How can some people assign culpability to a mere tool you ask? It’s a fair question. Those who hate guns believe evil should be confronted through the elimination of its occasional means; a device, or gadget. This is not overly unlike someone dieting to lose weight by removing the silverware from their kitchen.
Actually, it is in fact worse. To protect the children from bodily harm, Big Mother desires to remove the allegorical silverware from the homes of metaphorical healthy eaters.
From an ideological perspective, could that faulty logic eliminate profanity by stealing the adult books from those who don’t curse? Or prevent procrastination by purloining people’s calendars and clocks? Indeed, just as instruments to measure time illustrate the denotation and solution for procrastination and tardiness, so do guns, simultaneously, demonstrate the denotation and solution for evil.
Some women, some children, and most liberals, can’t seem to identify evil through the fog of their good intentions. This explains why they fail to see the irony when they call for people with guns to come save them from people with guns. Except, for whatever reason, they profess to favor those traveling from a distance away to save them as opposed to someone in their immediate proximity.
Indeed, why do gun control advocates prefer those with badges, 20 minutes away, over those with a permit who could save their lives, and the lives of others, in that very moment?
Perhaps, because logic is not a strong suit in the minds of some women, some children, and most liberals.
2.) Criminals Obey Laws
Wrong. In every mass shooting event in recent years, there were laws on the books designed to prevent the murder and mayhem. Think about that. Criminals care nothing for laws; neither will they be inhibited by them. If laws eliminated all access to acquiring guns legally, it would not stop criminals from getting them any more than the war on drugs terminated illegal drug use in America. Naturally, laws are only as effective as their enforcement; which, in the case of the Parkland shooting and all others, was far less than stellar to say the least; let alone prohibitive. Sure, seat belt laws may save the lives of compliant citizens in car accidents, but no law can prevent deliberate, calculated murder. Evil finds a way.
3.) Citizens and Criminals are Synonymous
You’ve likely heard the saying: “The best way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” Yet, in the eyes of the gun control advocates, there is no difference between the two. This explains why an effort has been undertaken nationwide to criminalize the National Rifle Association (NRA) and its members, for the crimes of one crazy child from Parkland, Florida. For now, though, this profound miscalculation by the Political Left has backfired. Pardon the pun.
4.) Rights Derive from Emotions
Actually, they don’t. Why must law-abiding citizens yield to the emotionalism of traumatized children, politicized law enforcement officers, and liberal snowflakes? It seems they expect upright citizens to obey new rules designed to infringe upon the unalienable rights of others. Why not just say “no” and ignore them?
Pure, unbridled emotionalism, like what was witnessed during the CNN Townhall rally after the Parkland shooting, was entirely unrelated to the fundamental rights of law-abiding citizens to protect themselves.
Notwithstanding, the First Amendment allowed the CNN rally to occur.
Fortunately, the United States was founded upon natural, inalienable rights and constitutional law, instead of emotional reactions to public displays of sentimentality and melodrama; as demonstrated by vocal gun-grabbers on cable television.
5.) Consequential Correlating Factors are Irrelevant
Some women, certain children, corrupt Broward county sheriffs, and most liberal snowflakes today willfully employ convenient tunnel-vision in order to unjustifiably convict firearms for murder. In so doing, they maliciously downplay any other contributing factors behind every mass shooting. These would include mental illness, the side-effects of psychotropic drugs, law enforcement failures, bullying, and family neglect.
But more than that, what about the supplemental influences from violent Hollywood movies and video games? Think about that. Why do companies pay millions of dollars to entertainers and athletes to endorse their products? Because advertising works. But now we are expected to believe that violence in movies and video games cause no adverse effects on children?
Why are all of these considerations summarily dismissed by the Political Left in the national conversation on guns?Why is the blame always solely placed onto the gadget by those favoring gun control? Why do they push for more laws when the FBI and local law enforcement agencies appear completely helpless to prevent the mass shootings from occurring in the first place?
6.) Gun Free Zones are Safe
The Political Left believes in the infallibility of gun free zones so much, they now hope to take the program national. Unsurprisingly, the facts show gun free zones not safe. Quite the contrary. According to the Crime Prevention Research Center, gun free zones have been targeted in 98% of all mass shootings since 1950.
This, in spite of politicians legislating to keep the children safe:
Former Vice President Joe Biden, a Democrat, introduced the Gun-Free School Zones Act (GFSZA) to the U.S. Senate in 1990, and it was signed into law by then-President George H.W. Bush, a Republican. The act was clearly proposed with the intent to prevent mass shootings at such precious areas as schools. But the act, as the statistic proves, did not result in the desired outcome.
Thanks for nothing, Joe and George. Again, I want my money back.
Evidently gun control doesn’t work but now the politicians have it all figured out? No thanks. I’ll pass. I’d rather put my faith in Santa Claus to bring me presents this Christmas, Robert Mueller to deliver justice to the highest offices of American Government, or Bill Clinton and his best friend, Jeffrey Epstein, to take our local girl scout troupe on a field trip to the Virgin Islands.
7.) Defense is Never a Good Offense
Those advocating for escalating gun control measures first mandate gun free zones, then, after the carnage, they double-down by fighting against the rights of trained teachers protecting themselves, and their students, from being sitting ducks.
Again, as stated heretofore, why do the gun control advocates favor those with badges 20 minutes away over someone with a permit who could save their lives, and the lives of others, in the moment?
Paradoxically, gun control advocates, gush over new laws to screen out potential shooters, yet they overwhelmingly distrust the laws designed to screen law-abiding concealed-carry permitholders?
Yet we are to believe it is the NRA who has blood on their hands? PUH-leese. Do these people think law-abiding citizens who value life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are stupid?
8.) First Responders Are Never Late and Always Competent
See # 7 above. How many lives were lost in accordance to these false premises by so many “well-intentioned” women, children, liberal snowflakes, and bumbling law enforcement cowards?
Before answering, you may need to grab your calculator.
It seems, within the insane hive-mind of the Collective Left, only some lives matter.
9.) Victimized Teenagers are Superb Societal Strategists
In the aftermath of the Parkland shooting, the Clinton News Network (CNN) Devolved Into A North Korean Kangaroo Court Peddling Gun Confiscation. During that embarrassing event, the children, and their handlers, shouted down anyone who sought to challenge their faulty premises. They did so because the handlers, like overbearing and manipulative mothers, told the children not to tolerate dissent because they were the survivors of a terrible massacre and their “March for Our Lives” movement was not political. No, this movement is not political even though they held a February rally at the Florida Statehouse in Tallahassee on their way to march on Washington DC later this month.
It really is amazing. Just a few short weeks ago, America’s teens were suffering from purposely consuming laundry detergent. Now, within a matter of days, they are politically organized in ways that make Martin Luther King, Jr. look like a piker in comparison.
Regarding the CNN Townhall rally, I read a blog comment that said “CNN treated those kids the way Bill Clinton treated Monica Lewinsky.” Someday, these children might realize how they were played like an aspiring Hollywood starlet in Harvey Weinstein’s hotel suite.
10.) Government is Good
And now, the grandest, most astonishing, erroneous, supposition of all: Militias are so yesteryear.
In the days following the Parkland Florida shooting, Jim Quinn, the administrator of TheBurningPlatform.com, commented on a correlating thread there:
This week’s gun control argument in a nutshell: because government failed at every level, you need to have your rights curtailed…by the government that just failed at every level.
Indeed, what a great summary. One of the lies ceaselessly promulgated by the Radical Left is that governments are always good. Unfortunately, federal employees, welfare recipients, some survivors of mass casualty events, certain women and children, as well as politicians, pundits, and voters on both sides of the political aisle, appear to have zero immunity against that false assumption.
What short memories they have:
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918 – 2008) was a political dissident and critic of communism. Like millions throughout history, he suffered under a government established forced-labor camp system; the Soviet gulags. Regarding that experience, he wrote:
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.
― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, “The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956”.
It could never happen again, right? Guess not, according to the morons who believe history never repeats.
Liberals are like overprotective mothers; they control and suffocate in the name of love. Yet, their oppressive rules smell like grandma’s house did when you caught a whiff of aging, diseased flesh beneath the perfume.
It’s like when your girlfriend first told you she didn’t like your shirt and maybe you shouldn’t hang out with your friends so much. Or how your rich friend’s Mom never allowed you to enter into her perfect parlor where she kept all of her delicate decor and fine furnishings.
It was Ayn Rand who once described Man as viewing himself in relation to Nature as Woman views herself in relation to Man. In primitive societies, this is why men turned sticks into bows and arrows while women managed the household. It’s why men have hunted, fished, farmed, invented, and innovated, from the time he first crushed grapes. By and large, through the ages, men have faced the world logically, and practically, with little use for feelings.
As a matter of fact, liberals may even tell you it is for these very reasons why young boys kill. It would make for a beneficial discussion if the deceitfully duplicitous liberal charlatans stopped blaming the gun while ignoring all other contributing factors.
The Radical Left insincerely manipulates the national discussion on guns all the while knowing the great, big, feminine hive-mind views the world viscerally; and is, thus, easily influenced by emotions. This also explains why the Political Left constantly nurtures an overwhelming sense of dissatisfaction that circles in their heads like rabid squirrels. No wonder. It’s because feelings are not logical and emotions never fix anything. On the contrary, pandemic hysteria makes circumstances worse.
Truly, in America’s past, the Political Right leaned more masculine and the Political Left more feminine. It’s why Republicans tended to concern themselves with a strong foreign policy and national defense, whereas the predominant legislative initiatives by the Democrats were more domestic in nature. Back then, even though the parties vociferously disagreed, the marriage still maintained a sense of order. But that was back during a time when school shootings were near non-existent.
In the Strange New World, the dynamic has changed. Mom now runs the show and Dad has become her stepin-fetchit. And the kids? They take selfies while staging “non-political” marches to their state and national capital houses because they value their own reflections more than effective gun solutions that would actually work.
But they can’t be blamed. The children are misguided because they’ve been misled. Their collective fear and compassion has become gullibility. Skepticism of the facts is the right modus operandi during these times. And open debate is a good thing. Except in the minds of pussy-hat wearing liberals, feminists, inept law-enforcement agents, eager politicians, and confused children; all of whom lack tolerance, common sense, reason, and accountability.
In closing, I want to most tenderly address any reader who disagrees with either the underlying premises or expressed content in this essay. Please know, in accordance to the United States Constitution, and the spirit in which it was originally written, I will respect your right to believe whatever you desire along with your privilege to state your opinions in the public square. At the same time, however, I will very courteously say this once; and only once:
Don’t tread on me.
First published at SHTFplan.com
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