The Republic has been gone for decades my friend. All that remains is the inevitable consequences of democracy.
“Still, Goldbergs half-epiphany is a sign that common and constitutional sense might be gaining in the debate over guns, potentially providing common ground for shaping a safer, freer America.”
I don’t believe that for a moment. Socialists have articles of faith that are never swayed by any or all evidence that they are bad ideas. The Soviet leaders were true believers in communal farms, and didn’t care that they never worked over 70 years, or even that they caused the starvation of millions of people.
Instead, they always concluded that communal farms failed because they were not given all the resources, or that they were sabotaged from within, or because the *faith* in them wasn’t strong enough.
It is delusional to the point of religious faith. Even at the bitter end, US socialists and communists would visit the collapsing Soviet Union and see nothing wrong there, imagining a “workers’ paradise”. Idiots like Danny Glover were the same way in Cuba. Some of them even thought North Korea is what they wanted America to be.
This mental illness looked so pathological that more and more it seemed like they collectively suffer from a brain parasite, like Toxoplasmosis, controlling them like rodents.
And gun control is one of the easiest to understand of their articles of faith, which is why it is so universal with them.
In Goldberg’s case, he will either shake off his moment of mental clarity, or he will be cast out from his peers as someone whose has strayed from the “true faith”, at least as far as their protozoa overlords are concerned.
The facts are indisputable, and have been for years; deliberate misinterpretations of facts, by contrast, along with irrational denials of facts, unsupportable allegations masquerading as facts, shrill ad hominem screeds, outright lies, and perverted imitation facts are endlessly fascinating to "progressives." There's naught like a shortage of attacks against the right to keep and bear arms, but if you look closely at enough of them over a long enough period of time, you'll notice they're all variations on the same small set of flagrantly dishonest themes. Our loudly and tirelessly self-proclaimed moral and intellectual superiors don't seem capable of cooking up new lies.
I suspect part of what makes them hate-filled collectivists is envy of those who create, invent, discover, build, manage, grow, nurture, husband, harvest, store, invest, and in general pursue real progress in the real world. I think they know they're second- and third-best intellects. I think they know they're morally and psychologically stunted. I think they hate normal people first and last because they can tell they're abnormal.