Skip to comments.Gun Control, People Control and Thought Control
Posted on 12/13/2012 11:22:49 AM PST by Perseverando
The gun control debate, like all debates with the left, is reducible to the question of whether we are individuals who make our own decisions or a great squishy social mass that helplessly responds to stimuli. Do people kill with guns or does the availability of guns kill people? Do bad eating habits kill people or does the availability of junk food kill people?
To the left these are distinctions without a difference. If a thing is available then it is the cause of the problem. The individual cannot be held accountable for shooting someone if there are guns for sale. Individuals have no role to play because they are not moral actors, only members of a mob responding to stimuli.
That is how the left approached this election. Instead of appealing to individual interests, they went after identity groups. They targeted low information voters and used behavioral science to find ways to manipulate people. The right treated voters like human beings. The left treated them like lab monkeys. And the lab monkey approach is triumphantly toted by progressives as proof that the left is more intelligent than the right. And what better proof of intelligence can there be than treating half the country like buttons of unthinking responses that you can push to get them to do what you want?
Would you let a lab monkey own a gun? Hell no. Would you let it choose what to eat? Only as an experiment. Would you let it vote for laws in a referendum? Not unless its trained to push the right button. Would you let it drive a car? Nope. Maybe a bicycle. And if it has to travel a long way, youll encourage it to use mass transit. Does a monkey have freedom of speech? Only until it
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Perfect. PERFECT!!! LOLOL.
Great News in Colorado!
The Guv just said “It’s now time to start discussing gun control”.
Until now, he hasn’t taken a position on anything.
Now we have something on which to run against him, in 2014!
If only there were a Conservative candidate on the horizon...
You grace us with your wisdom.
And exactly 300 words too.
But then it’s not about monkeys with guns. And it’s not really about people with guns. It’s about controlling people’s thoughts, words, associations and actions. It’s about people control.
That's pretty much reason #1 why we homeschooled our kids.
Oooh, good paradigm!