The American Left is Beneath Contempt
The United States has just experienced the worst terrorist attack on its shores since September 11, 2001. Forty-nine innocent fellow Americans were wantonly slaughtered by a radicalized Muslim, and traitor, who had pledged his allegiance to a foreign entity, ISIS, whose declared objective is the reinstitution of the Islamic Caliphate and the butchery of western infidels. These victims were murdered primarily because they were in a gay night club, thus subject to summary execution under Sharia Law, and secondly because they were Americans.
Yet, today nearly all of the voices from the Left, and their front group, the Democratic Party, choose not to focus on the victims, the terrorist or the blood stained failure of their approach in dealing with radical Islam. Instead they are using this tragedy to unabashedly pursue one of their primary ideological objectives: the de facto repeal of the Second Amendment.
These demagogues never miss an opportunity, regardless of circumstance, to attack the last bastion of freedom they have yet to dramatically diminish -- unfettered gun ownership.
The victims of this latest atrocity were everyday rank and file members of the gay and lesbian community, which the Left long ago adopted as pawns in their quest for power. The dead and wounded are now merely viewed as opportune fatalities in the larger stratagem of eradicating individual freedom and opportunity with the endgame being the permanent ascension to oligarchical power of the progressive cabal.
With the exception of a dictatorial and ruthless political leader, the American Left is no different than their counterparts in Italy and Germany during the 1920’s and 30’s. After abridging freedom of speech and assembly, manipulating the media, dominating the education establishment, and controlling, with regulations and taxes, the national economy, the National Socialists in Italy and Germany made certain the citizenry was disarmed by forcibly confiscating their firearms. The people, as they lived in nations that did not allow gun ownership, were powerless to stop the inexorable seizure of power.
Many on the Left will say I am trafficking in hyperbole that they merely want to pass “common sense” gun control laws (as only they define “common sense”) and to make life in these United States more “equitable” (as only they define “equitable”). However, observing and living through their single-minded ascension to power over the past 50 years as well as my life’s experience informs me that I am not embellishing the potential consequence of their objectives.
As a young boy living on the streets of a destroyed city in post-War Europe, I was shot by a man whose clear intent was to kill me. I had deliberately, by throwing broken bricks at him, interrupted his attempt to rape a teen-aged girl, allowing her to escape. To this day I can still see the evil in his face and the sun glistening off the barrel of his pistol as turned toward me and aimed the weapon in my direction. As I turned and began to run away he fired. The bullet entering my chest felt as if someone had hit me with a baseball bat, followed immediately by an excruciating burning sensation as I fell to the ground from the impact. Perhaps it was the adrenaline, but I was able to scramble to my feet and run as far as I could until finally passing out from the shock and loss of blood. Fortunately, someone eventually came to my rescue and took me to a military hospital -- and the first step on my odyssey to the United States and ultimate citizenship.
According to the current iteration of the American Left, who traffic constantly in victimhood (when convenient), I should be a willing pawn in the vanguard of the mandatory gun control and confiscation movement. That somehow it was this inanimate object this soldier was holding and not him that was responsible for the attempt on my life or to ignore the fact that his mindset was such he would have used any weapon at hand to accomplish the same goal.
On the contrary, I own a handgun today because of coming face-to face-with the evil that permeates some men’s souls. I and the girl I rescued were defenseless. There were no police or armed citizens around and the death of another homeless, displaced and unknown boy and girl, buried in an unmarked mass grave, would have been just another easily ignored casualty of the post-War period. I was determined that I would never again face a similar circumstance. I have had firearms in my possession for virtually my entire life, as I have been fortunate to live in the one nation on earth that has embedded in its founding documents the right to bear arms.
However, I also recognized that this right is, in many ways, the foundational basis of preserving and protecting freedom of speech, religion, assembly and private property ownership. In order for the American Left to establish a socialist oligarchy that foundational basis must be dramatically eroded along with individual freedom.
Those ego-centrics that self-identify as progressives, leftists, fascists, socialists or Marxists, have one overwhelming trait in common: they are narcissists who believe they are pre-ordained to rule the masses too ignorant to govern themselves. In order to achieve that end, no tactic is beneath consideration and no crisis can be allowed to go to waste as they make certain an ever-increasing percentage of the population becomes permanently indentured to the government they intend on controlling in perpetuity.
Over the 240-year history of the United States, this nation has encountered many crises as well as unethical and unscrupulous political factions. However, the Left and the Democratic Party of today is the most dangerous, unprincipled and deceitful clique in this nation’s history. They are very capable of succeeding in permanently tearing this nation asunder. Any group that can so callously dismiss Islamic terrorism, consciously pit citizen against citizen, irresponsibly promise Nirvana, exploit various ethnic blocs as sacrificial pawns in their self-serving game and deliberately undermine individual freedom in order to achieve their devious ends are essentially no different than those ultimately responsible for the carnage extant in the mid-20th century.
As a displaced survivor of those times, I find the tactics of the American Left to be reprehensible and their objectives beneath contempt.
Those determined to take away or limit my right to own a firearm and to transform the greatest nation in the history of mankind will not succeed, as I, and many millions throughout the length and breadth of America, will not be intimidated.