Monsters and Logic and Guns
Back in the 70’s when there were only few channels on TV, one would end up watching stuff that you wouldn’t even consider watching today. That’s not to say that we use our time any more wisely now, but back in the day, what better way was there to avoid doing something constructive than to invest two hours in viewing “The Return of the Blood Monster from Mars”?
The great thing about those monster movies was that they were so bad. The same plot each time, just a different monster, and sometimes, not even that. Often the monster was impervious to bullets, but that never stopped people from shooting at it, even if they had tried that several times before. This of course, was to show the monster’s invulnerability and the futility of the people’s resistance. In the end, someone would always discover the monster’s weakness and then, the good people of earth would exploit that to defeat their sinister foe.
As corny and unrealistic as those awful monster movies were, we could draw some parallels between them and issues that we are actually dealing with today. Instead of some monster that is unaffected by firearms, we are facing a force that is trying to take away our gun ownership rights. If it is successful, real life monsters (street criminals and home intruders) will take on at least some of the power of the bulletproof monsters in the movies. How will a law-abiding citizen be able stop them?
Although I’m going to focus on gun ownership rights and the people who oppose them, much of this applies to other issues that are just as important, so even gun rights are not a top priority issue for you, I assure you that this is worth the read.
Just as the people in the monster movies would make a futile attempt to defend themselves with gunfire, we try to use logic to defend gun ownership and the second amendment. The problem is that our opponents are just as impervious to logic as the movie monsters were to bullets. It makes no difference to them that crime rates are lower in areas that have concealed carry and higher where possessing a firearm is illegal. Even if there were twice as much evidence to support legal gun ownership as there is now, they would still be against it. Why?
Our opposition is a coalition of people who usually have at least one of these characteristics; they have a low amount of information, they are resentful, and/or they are destroyers.
Many of the people in the anti-gun crowd are simply Low Information People who get their news from the Mainstream Media. It’s easy to understand how someone who has never made a habit of analyzing what they see and hear could fall for the traditional media’s take on guns. Low Information People often don’t voice their opinions but they do vote, so they should not be discounted. They often base their opinions upon emotion so using logic has little effect on them. They are best described as people who don’t know any better.
Resentful people include your typical “Occupy Wall Street” types and loud-mouthed liberal celebrities. They are quick to protest but slow to come up with fact-based arguments. Many of them were unpopular as children and often still carry grudges that they have been harboring since then. If they have anything, often it’s through inheritance, or easily won fame. They resent traditional American morality because they don’t like people criticizing the way they behave and they resent traditional American culture because they don’t fit in. At least part of them fears that they could never measure up to a traditional American (think cowboy, hunter, farmer, etc.), so they hate everything associated with him like gun ownership.
Many of the Resentful are actually intelligent, but they have been backed into a corner trying to defend illogical positions so they avoid using or listening to logic. They are left only with anger so they argue with insults and hyperbole. The Resentful are people who should know better.
Last of all we have the Destroyers. This group includes hardcore lefties, left-leaning high-level politicians, mainstream media big wigs, and lefty millionaires and billionaires like George Soros. This group is the most dangerous because they are the leaders of the left and set the agenda. They tend to let the Resentful do their talking for them on their most controversial positions and try to appear to be above the fray. They often try to pass themselves off as moderates in order to appeal to the Low Information People. They claim to have solidarity with the Low Information People and the Resentful, but they really just consider them useful idiots. They don’t care about the things they claim to support and they don’t want their true intentions to be known, so they are never going to engage in any logical discussion about things like gun ownership rights.
What many of them really want is to replace our current form of government with a totalitarian regime with them and their friends in charge. Traditional American values and an armed citizenry are the biggest obstacles to them in achieving this. Destroyers are people who do know better but don’t care.
Now I’m sure many of you reading this are thinking that I have gone way over the top here, but don’t just take my word. See for yourself. I’d like to ask you to do two things. First, do a web search for pro-gun and anti-gun celebrities.
You might be thinking, “Who cares what celebrities think?” but there is a reason I’m mentioning them here. I need to use people that you are familiar with for examples. Celebrities, by definition are well known and there are plenty stories on them on the Internet so it is easy to learn their positions on various issues.
Anyway, look at lists of pro-gun versus anti-gun celebrities. Do you notice anything? Some on the anti-gun list may surprise you, but in general, do you see what I see? The ones on the pro-gun ownership rights side tend to be (or at least appear to be) levelheaded, likeable people, while the ones on the anti-gun side tend to be obnoxious loudmouths like the Resentful People that I described earlier.
Second, as long as your using the internet, go to some popular left wing sites and compare these to ones lefties love to condemn like “The Blaze” or “Brietbart”. You will find the foulest language imaginable on these leftie sites (especially in the comment sections). Now I’m not claiming that you will not find anything objectionable on right wing sites, all I’m asking is that you compare them to the leftie sites. The left loves to accuse conservatives of being filled with hatred. Do a little web surfing, and you tell me who the real haters are.
You might not want to spend your time reading articles that you disagree with and often insult you, but it will be worth your time. On these sites, lefties often let their guard down and show their true colors. You will see and read about the people (and there are many that you’d recognize) whom I classified as Destroyers, and they often describe themselves and their ambitions the same way as I have done here.
What I’m trying to say here is that I’m not just making this stuff up. I formed my opinion of these people by listening to what they say and watching what they do. Once again, if you don’t believe me, all I ask of you is to check it out for yourself.
Now that we’re all clear as to what we’re up against, what can we do about it? Just like in the monster movies, we must find a weakness in our opposition in order to defeat it. Our opposition consists of a coalition of several different types of people that don’t necessarily know much about, or even like each other. I would like to see our side put forth some effort in exposing each group’s intentions to the other. What do I mean?
Of all the types of anti-gun people, the Low Information Person is the type that you are most likely to have contact with. I have mentioned several times before in previous posts that these people can be our most valuable resource. Many of them are like you and me except they don’t have the time and/or interest to get too involved in political matters. They do have values though, and if they clearly see that something threatens their own interests, they will usually oppose it. Most of them are average Americans and do not support things like the “Occupy Wall Street” movement. If we can show them how little they have in common with other types anti-gun people, they will become much more receptive to a logical argument in favor of gun ownership rights.
Since the Resentful are what they are, we can use that to our advantage. Many of them are really just jealous of people who are more successful than they are. We need them to focus some of their resentment on the Destroyers. The Resentful envision having a society similar to countries in Western Europe (only without their problems) most of them do not want to emulate North Korea. Even they value having the ability to pursue their dreams. If the Resentful understood the true intentions of the Destroyers, most would likely withdraw their support. They still would not be in favor of gun ownership rights, but the anti-gun coalition would be weakened to the point where it was no longer such a threat.
The Destroyers are unreachable, but if we could make them lose a significant number of supporters, our second amendment rights and the future of our country would be much more secure.