The Big Picture on Gun Control

Old-Thinker News | Jan 12, 2012

By Daniel Taylor

Reality is often complex, and our current situation with regards to gun control is also complex. With the hindsight of history, we can reduce the problem to a simple equation; When a disarmed people falls to tyranny, untold numbers of lives are lost. There is, however, a back-story to each case. Cycles of history have played out. Human nature ran its course.

Will a ban on guns reach the root of our problems?

Who has the moral authority?

I wish somebody would shoot this Alex Jones guy in the face.”

This is a statement made by a Twitter user in response to Alex Jones’ gun debate with Piers Morgan. Another reads, “I hope Alex Jones gets taken by terrorists who shoot his arms and legs off…”

I would tie Mitch McConnell and John Boehner, our esteemed Republican leaders, to the back of a Chevy pickup truck and drag them around a parking lot until they saw the light on gun controlThese are the words of Donald Kaul, writing in the Des Moines Register.

The New York based paper The Journal News recently published the names and addresses of gun owners in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties. As a result, criminals now know which homes to target.  As Fox news reports, Ex Burglars are stating the obvious; You just made our job a lot easier.

Meanwhile in Pakistan, nearly 900 civilians have been reported killed since 2004 from drone attacks, many of which have been under Obama’s watch. During this quiet drone war, largely ignored by the general public, 176 children have been reported killed.

In 2011 it was revealed that the ATF intended operation Fast and Furious to be used to make a case for tighter gun control. The operation involved the government placing weapons into the hands of Mexican gangs and allowing them to “walk”. These weapons have been found at the murder scenes of U.S. Border patrol agents. Attorney General Eric Holder, who says he was “unaware” of the fast and furious operation,  made the statement in 1995 that government needs to “…really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way.”

The institutions of our society are increasingly seen as morally bankrupt. This perception is not without merit, but its impact on society is multifaceted. Certain groups will attach themselves to the power structure in a life mission to “restore order” by any means necessary. This scenario has happened many times before, and it always leads to revolution.

Gun control is a focal point for all of our society’s woes. The second amendment represents an inherent right to self defense. It is a natural right that is not given or taken. It is innate. It is a right that upstanding people hope to never invoke, but it is there as a safeguard against such times as these.

Can a society steeped in decay and rotting foundations resolve its problems without trial? History provides the answer.

The surveillance state, which has grown dramatically over the last decade, thrives when mistrust abounds. Are there real threats? Of course there are. The world is dangerous. However, when a healthy society exists these threats are dealt with but social cohesion and trust remains. Despotism needs broken families and broken community.

The system – in its mechanized, wicked desire to perpetuate itself – has convinced many of us that we will be protected and rewarded for following its directives and turning our neighbors in to the authorities, but the truth is that we all lose when this happens. Evil will feed evil.

The Tao

“No vice of the human heart suits it [despotism] better than egoism: a despot will be quick to forgive the people he governs for not loving him, provided they do not love one another.” – Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, 1835

Humanity has been given a conscience. It is present in every human being – in the absence of mental illness – regardless of race color or creed. We have the capacity to recognize evil, denounce it, and reach for a higher standard. All of us have the free will to follow it or not to follow it.

C.S. Lewis, writing in his 1947 book The Abolition of Man, reminds us that there truly exists a phenomenon called natural law, or the Tao as Lewis calls it. Natural law has been recognized for as long as history has been written. To deny it takes the conscious effort of a normal human being. The idea of inalienable rights – the foundation upon which the United States Declaration of Independence was written – springs from natural law.

The individuals who have rebelled against the Tao have risen in the ranks of power. They constitute what has been called a pathocracy. These parasitic groups have formed in every civilization that has existed on earth. In the end, they wage war against the people of the host nation. This group feeds the evil side of humanity, and when it is expressed in all its horror it is used to further erode our liberties.

Within the field of political science is a study called political ponerology, the study of evil applied to politics. Every time a society falls into the hands of a brutal dictator, nearly identical patterns can be observed. Andrew M. Lobaczewski’s ground breaking 1998 book entitled Political Ponerology discusses in depth the nature of psychopaths and their exploits when in positions of power.

“The actions of [pathocracy] affect an entire society, starting with the leaders and infiltrating every town, business, and institution. The pathological social structure gradually covers the entire country creating a “new class” within that nation. This privileged class feels permanently threatened by the “others”, i.e. by the majority of normal people. Neither do the pathocrats entertain any illusions about their personal fate should there be a return to the system of normal man.”

“Thus, the biological, psychological, moral, and economic destruction of this majority of normal people is a “biological” necessity to the pathocrats.”

Our very human fiber is being targeted. Every day more people are coming to mirror the demoralized and decadent elite. This is not by accident.

We must be able to defend ourselves against these people when they take hold of the reigns of power. A well armed people with their hearts set on goodness and filled with righteous indignation is the only fail safe against them, and it brings me no pleasure to make that realization.

 

 

 

8 Responses to The Big Picture on Gun Control

  1. Arminius says:

    ‘When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.’ Thomas Jefferson

    REVOLUTION is the Solution!!!

    ‘God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion…. And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms…. The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.’ – Thomas Jefferson, in letter to William S. Smith, 1787

    • Lance says:

      Jefferson was well educated in the “Enlightenment” way of thinking, and the “seven liberal arts”, or sciences as they are also called. He was well edcuated in the “liberal humanist tradition”, which is absolutely opposed to the “doctrine of Christ”. If you wonder why wars and revolutions occur so much in human civilizations one need look no further than the problem with fallen human nature and the corrupt spirit that rules the hearts of those who refuse the love of the truth so as to be saved!

  2. LKZ says:

    Well said. Thank you.

    “Every day more people are coming to mirror the demoralized and decadent elite. This is not by accident.”

    This is interesting…mirroring but not participating in the privileges the elite enjoy. One has to wonder what the attraction is…hearts void of goodness would be my guess.

  3. Joey says:

    into the swirl of prophetic tunes ,the shadows remain with out knowing why ;people left to themselves prove the worst but will He find faith on the earth at His return – sellers of wares of every kind keep the Mistress of babylon riding high – while 5 wise with lamps move closer to the door – who is waiting for the wings of the great eagle to pick up away ? and where to be on that day ? surly not in that great city how bout walking out of babylon, backwards with your armor on -never take your eye off the enemy …

  4. Lance says:

    Those who participated in the Crusades, “filled with righteous indignation”, thought that in what they were doing, killing those who didn’t agree with them, they were serving God. This human way of thinking has not gone away. There are “many” liberal humanists in America, who think that in their humanitarian missions, in their giving aide to others and killing others who oppose their human way of thinking, that they are serving God. It was foretold that they would do so!

  5. Kay says:

    The problem is not gums, its the total idiots we let have them. The problem is not the gun and never has been. We are so filled with hatered and ignorance, as self importance, how can we be trusted to have weapons when our first reaction to anything we dont like is “kill it”, it “wrong” or it “evil”. Maybe if we spent more time educating ourselves, learing some compassion and understanding for our own kind “the human kind” this would not be an issue, just as it is with nuclear weapons, missiles, bombs and everything else we can use against each other. The biggest one being HATRED.

    • Lance says:

      Familiar refrain. Typically, those who continue to look at everything from the human point of view continue to tell themselves and other humans that if we would just become more educated then we could solve all human problems. Wrong way to think, and the evidence to prove this is everywhere self-evident.

  6. Tom Ness says:

    I’ve been finding Daniel Taylor’s writing refreshingly insightful and pertinent to today’s world. With a nod of respect, I would like to differ with these words in the above essay:

    “Humanity has been given a conscience. It is present in every human being”

    This is not true. The current literature on psychopathy finds approximately 96% of humanity has been given a conscience. The other 4% have evolved an absence of conscience, which allows them to do whatever they wish with their fellow humans without losing any sleep over it.

    “in the absence of mental illness” isn’t true either. Perhaps some mentally ill people have no conscience, but psychopathy is not a mental illness. It’s a genetically coded alternative hardwiring of the brain which has worked for those possessing it to keep their genes in the gene pool.

    Humanity is not facing a breakdown of morals or family or conscience; those are mere symptoms of a world run by psychopaths because they serve the goals of psychopathic power. What we are facing is a genetic emergency, an inflection point where the psychopathic variant of human is taking over, with the explicit goal of killing off the vast majority of normals.

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