The Libs Have Their Story
Controversial radio talk show host Michael Savage wrote about it in his book: Liberalism is a Mental Disorder. A warped worldview prevents libs from accepting the reality of the problems and challenges that face America. (Read Savage's book for his argument in-depth.)
As the Navy Yard tragedy shows, that includes acknowledging that it is twisted men who are committing mass murder, not guns. Aaron Alexis is just the latest in a line of mass murderers who were terribly bent. But patterns -- so what? Libs have their story and they're sticking to it.
In their delusion, libs want us to believe that guns are the root cause of mass killings. They're fixated on pushing the "guns kill, not people" trope. What's that called? Ah, yes, "anthropomorphism." If libs had the chance, they'd give guns names, like Gotti, Dillinger, and Capone. But would there be enough suckers across the republic to buy that pap? Doubtful.
As to the fixation part, California's liberal senator Dianne Feinstein is a case in point. She's called yet again for "gun control" as the means to stop acts of mass murder by the deranged. Dianne isn't a root-cause sorta gal, except when it comes to her hair.
2nd Amendment rights are proving to be stubborn facts. The right to bear arms is deeply ingrained in many, many Americans. Those Americans live in "Realville," as Rush Limbaugh is wont to say; their liberties they hold dear. They know better about guns.
President Obama took a whack at toughening gun laws in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut, school shootings last year. A great tragedy, that, but our Maximum leader failed to exploit the mass killing of young innocents to the benefit of libs' "guns are the problem" obsession.
Yet there's much more to the libs' unhealthy desire to snatch Americans' guns, you argue? Their drive is to amass power and control our society and lives? An ancient drive harkening back to when humans first started walking upright?
But there's more to libs' power lust than some hoary desire. How goes the saying: "Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely?"
What does libs' gun control obsession say about their hunger for power and control? Nothing unwholesome in the single-minded pursuit of such? And how does power -- or its 24/7 pursuit -- corrupt? Morally, certainly. But doesn't it taint the mind and imbalance -- let's say, harden -- the emotions? What is megalomania, after all? Libs -- statists, they -- easily evince megalomaniacal impulses. And aren't they delusional in masking their drive for power as acting for "the people?"
Why, that's just cunning and cynicism. But what's the end result of both "Cs?" A jaundiced mind and a callused, manipulative -- if facile -- approach to people. Might we encourage New York State mental health counselors to visit Bill and Hill?
Conservatives -- not the too-plentiful pretenders who inhabit the DC swampland -- want smaller government, greater individual liberty, and localism as norms. Conservatives' mental health certificates are in good order. Let people live their lives, free from interference by Big Brothers. Stay out of my way, and I'll stay out of yours. Need a helping hand? Glad to oblige, but don't make me. Restore family and authentic community. Oh, and lock up the bad guys, throw away the keys, and get the mentally ill off the streets. Freedom isn't for the criminal or dangerous.
Those simple rules would ameliorate a good many of the problems that plague our society. (Note: that's ameliorate, not solve. Utopianism is a mental disorder, too. People and societies will never be perfected, regardless re-education camps, gulags, gas chambers... or gun control, political correctness, and ObamaCare.)
Guns, like cars, don't kill; people do. In the case of mass murderers like Aaron Alexis -- and much further back, Richard Speck and Charles Whitman -- the profile is angry men who are pushed by their inner demons to murder innocents en masse and, frequently, very publicly. Guns are tools that can be used for good or ill. Cars are tools that can be driven responsibly or driven by drunks, who may turn them into killing machines. There are laws in the states that fall under "vehicular homicide," after all. Ban cars? Bosh.
As the late Scott Peck, MD (a psychiatrist) once offered, a lot of people are unwilling to "Take the Road Less Traveled," meaning in large part, facing problems squarely and addressing them before they grow too big and are much harder to fix. Libs fit neatly into that definition.
It isn't only libs who suffer as a result of their corrupted worldview; it's the rest of us, particularly those innocents who went to work at the Navy Yard on Monday with no clue of their impending doom. It's those who were injured and may face years of medical care and rehabilitation, if even feasible. It's their families and friends who suffer -- perhaps the rest of their lives -- due to the untimely, violent deaths of kith and kin.
The proof is ample and the long pattern, stark: crazies are the epicenter of the nation's mass killings. But that's an untidy fact to conceited libs, meriting evasion.
We'll give the last word to Scott Peck:
"Human beings are poor examiners, subject to superstition, bias, prejudice, and a PROFOUND tendency to see what they want to see rather than what is really there." [Caps in the original]