Skip to comments.Zero Tolerance, Evil Objects, and the Psychosis of the Left
Posted on 03/19/2014 4:26:40 AM PDT by servo1969
Indeed, in the example of guns, they expressly believe that some firearms possess quantifiably greater evil than others, depending entirely on their appearance, despite being lifeless objects. An equivalent belief would be that a paring knife is certainly evil, but a carving knife is purely demonic. To a rational person, such an unhinged thought process more than merely hints at lunacy. Inanimate objects do not possess inherent evil. It cant be built in, absorbed or grown inside a gun. In fact, the only things on Earth that have that ability are people. And yet, despite living in a world defined by reality, evidence, facts, logic and physics, progressives deny all truths that conflict with their beliefs. They practice pure, unadulterated anti-intellectualism. They have substituted magic and mythology for truth.
The progressives ideation of guns fully crosses over into the talismanic realm. At the capacity of their reasoning on this issue, they believe that not just a gun but even a picture of a gun, or a shirt referencing a gun, or fingers that clearly are not a gun, or a Pop-Tart bitten into the shape of a gun is possessed of actual evil, and that all of these exercise a remarkable, powerful influence on human feelings and action. If not, why else control them? They believe these objects or images emanate a force they cannot see or feel, but one they are absolutely convinced is there and magically affects others, if only their philosophical and political opponents on a range of similarly divergent beliefs. Progressives personify the gun by attributing to it human evil. What they believe is so ludicrous as to be, quite literally, insane: each gun, even the idea of a gun, must be controlled or it will do harm.
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Libs are basically pagans. This is how pagans think. Consistent with putting nature above humanity.
True. And there are other examples. Think of the frenzy over zero tolerance standards in many fields (chemicals, low level GMO presence, etc.). The left treats these things as if they were ritual purity issues and tries to force everyone else into chasing the ghost on purity standards.
You see a gun; I see a B2 bomber.
The question is, will the electorate see past the obnoxious, adolescent, junior-high-school psychosis of the left and stop voting for it or will they perpetuate it?
Really? I see lunch!
At the basis of the left’s worldview (ie, pychosis) is the incorrect assumption of the nature of Man.
They believe that humans are “basically good”. They want to believe this because they see themselves as “basically good”.
Now if a person is basically good and acts in evil ways, something external must have caused it.
So, “obviously”, the solution is to change those external factors such that people act “good” in response.
There’s nothing more complex than that. And from that base assumption stems everything in their belief system, all the way up to the belief in Communism as Utopia.
Breakfast maybe... not lunch.
You just “shot down” my feeble attempt at humor - - - now I have to re-load, again.
The Zero-tolerance/Zero-sense crowd would have a cerebral hemorrhage over one of those. I wonder what they would do if a kid had one hanging of his backpack or belt loop?
I told him he should hand them out in the USA to people in any foolish town that doesn't know the difference between a pop-tart, finger-gun, keyring or toy popgun.
The “powers that be” don’t really believe the malarkey they push upon the peons regarding guns, climate, etc. It’s all about controlling the populace and eliciting desired behaviors. Common sense is the antidote to the poison spread by the puppet masters.
...Witchcraft explained accidents or coincidences. Such creatures would be considered primitive and un-evolved in our time, given the span of human progress, the explosion of knowledge, and the fact that we are at the pinnacle of whatever evolution we have undergone so far. We look back at the prejudices of such people and recognize, from our more informed and enlightened perch, that their beliefs were driven by their limited ability to know the reasons for what occurred around them, and that in the absence of knowledge, irrational fear needs the comfort of answers, even if contrary to nature.
How then to explain that, despite human progress, such people are still among us in astounding numbers, defying the very Darwinian theories to which they have vehemently sworn allegiance?
The very notion of "progress" itself assumes an established goal or destination by which to assess movement toward that that goal or destination, which is antithetical to Darwinian theories. Darinisim does not permit notions of Chance choosing purposefully between variants; it purports a causal process in which goals play no role. The author here is not providing an internally self-consistent philosophical response to progressives and gun banners.
Oh but 'the Iranians are crazy.' Well, there are crazy citizens too. Certainly Pakistan was crazier before they had the capability, but that may not mean anything substantive.
I'm not taking a position here, but simply musing for comment. It is a conundrum in principle, in that we are dealing with people who will strap bombs on their children. Where then does one draw the line and how?
“Indeed, in the example of guns, they expressly believe that some firearms possess quantifiably greater evil than others, depending entirely on their appearance, despite being lifeless objects.”
Better said that guns are to murder as pencils are to
“such an unhinged thought process more than merely hints at lunacy”
It’s not as much lunacy as laziness, cowardice, spinelessness
and intentional ignorance. Like Rush says, lidberalisum is
the easy way out, no rational thought required, all you
have to to do is what feels good.
I don’t think most folks see leftists for what they are: shrill pagans. They get slobberin’ mad when they’re opposed/refuted because we’ve “blasphemed” their “gods,” and whatever their leadership declares comes from their “gods.” Atheism is just as much a comprehensive worldview as Christianity, yet our “state” has refused to “separate” itself from that “church.”
They can never achieve their utopia where everybody is “basically good” if people don’t conform. Hence over 100 million people were slaughtered during the last century for that failure to conform. Socialism is the most murderous worldview ever devised by man.