Stop Gun Violence? Stop Liberalism First
When malicious people do harm and then clamor for solutions to their own misdeeds, they will seek someone or something else to blame, lest their own actions and motives be accurately fixed as the cause. For the followers of a destructive ideology, it is never the defects within the ideology, or their irrational theories, or their utter failure to understand cause and effect which bring failure and violence. The fault must always lie with people or things which have absolutely nothing at all to do with the ideological and moral defects of the movement.
The left, as mostly consisting in this country of the politically liberal, vocalizes its hatred for the concept of private gun ownership in direct proportion to its increasing seizure of power. As they have enhanced their control of culture, politics, and discourse, they have similarly increased their open rejection of the right of private gun ownership. It is by no means the only right they have devalued. Speech and religion are significantly curtailed by the left, so that only approved speech, and the government-approved religion of Islam, can be openly encouraged. But gun ownership is the right they hate the most. It is the one which totalitarians always hate the most, since it is the only one that can successfully stop dictatorship. They will limit our speech, and insult our faith, and spy on us, and treat us like cattle. But private gun ownership exists to prevent total victory for tyranny.
As liberals preach to us about their virtue in wishing an end to “gun violence”, their sanctimony is both obnoxious and absurd. If any ideology can be considered the mother of gun violence in this country, it is the left’s version of liberalism. For that reason, their focus must always be the gun, and not the ideology that so discourages, so divides, and so inflames human vice as to make violence, whether with a gun or without, inevitable.
Physical violence is ultimately the fruit of psychological disturbance. Those who are rational, thoughtful, self-analytical, and objective rarely commit crimes of any kind, let alone those of violence. They do not hate, they do not feel entitled, they are not bitter, and they respect the lives and property of others. They recognize the necessity of laws based on wisdom and experience. They understand the need to live cooperatively in a social construct that benefits all when practiced in good faith by all. Such people, a subset of Americans identified as “conservatives”, know and appreciate the genius of our Constitution, both in what it says and in its implicit purpose to squelch the ever-present vice of those who are not content to live peacefully and on their own merit.
Liberals, however, are different. For generations now, and in growing degrees of overtness and effort, they have worked diligently to destabilize not only our society, but the people who comprise it. Theirs is an ideology of division, of anger, and ultimately of hatred. When manufactured division, unrequited bitterness and smoldering resentments have been nurtured and fed long enough, they will eventually bring violence. This pattern has repeated itself throughout history. This fruit of liberals’ labors has become increasingly clear over the last seven years, during which the gun violence about which liberals are so upset has blossomed, they assure us, into a crisis. It seems lost on them that as their views and their prescriptions for society have become increasingly prevalent, the gun violence they find so upsetting has risen proportionately to their control of the cultural narrative.
Conservatives have not done this. Even the country at large has not done this. Liberals have done this, and they own every incident of gun violence that their politics and tactics have wrought. When members of the liberal cult are made to believe that other Americans, even those who are neutral toward them or support their advancement, hate them, they are trained to hate. When such people are divided into groups for political purposes, and are told that the other groups hate and oppress them, they are trained to return the hate. When such people are made to believe that they have been mistreated by people they have never seen, or that what others have earned has actually been stolen from them, they are urged to hate. When such people are indoctrinated, and lied to, and conditioned by ruthless and immoral others to believe what advances the agenda of those they wrongly trust, they learn to hate with ferocity.
Because what they are told are lies, the wrongs can never be remedied. Liberals propose solutions that are necessarily punitive against those who are blamed, but who have done nothing wrong. The rejection of liberal solutions to fabricated problems is then maliciously offered as further evidence of the evil of the non-liberal ‘oppressors’, and there follows more hatred and resentment. There is an inevitable boiling point, and violence will come. It is intended to come, as it advances the agenda of control and the subjugation of those who still resist. Indeed, as we have seen at WTO summits, with the Occupy movement, in Ferguson, Baltimore and elsewhere, if violence might not come on its own, professionals will be brought in to ensure it happens.
Violence, whether with guns, cars, knives, rocks, bottles, or pipe bombs, is the intended product of cultivated human resentment and misery. If guns are at hand, then those who have been either provoked to violence, or merely encouraged to use it, will use guns. The gun, therefore, is merely a means to an end, but the violence will come regardless of the tool. With the exception of suicides, what the left calls ‘gun violence’ can most often be distilled down to the act of someone who has been encouraged to use violence to appease his hatred, to assuage his troubled mind, or to strike out at those who have nothing at all to do with the perceived but erroneous hopelessness of his circumstance. That he is not hated, that he is not oppressed, is irrelevant. He has been encouraged to believe that violence will bring him satisfaction and gain, when in truth it only satisfies and advances those by whom he is used. No matter the method, the means by which the violence is manifested begins with a warping of the mind.
For this reason, among many others, the gun is not the problem. At present, those crying the loudest for a solution have, by their complicity in an ideology, created and grown the psychosis that increasingly results in gun violence, accepting their own statistics for argument sake. If liberals want less gun violence, they should stop encouraging hatred, division and resentment. If liberals want less gun violence, they should stop banning God from a society in which gun violence was nearly nonexistent when morality counted. If liberals want less gun violence, they should admit their part in fabricating hatred on the basis of lies. However, liberals will do none of these. After generations of dishonesty, they can hardly admit that they, and not guns, are the real cause of any rise in gun violence about which they complain. It is impossible to deny that this is the society they purposefully designed. The rest of us are merely trying to survive in it. I will keep my gun, thank you.