Gun Control Mentality: Mental Illness vs The Irrational
When the Second Amendment supporters begin to win the heated gun control debate the insatiable gun control opposition throws down the "mental illness" card. Fine and good. I agree. People diagnosed with mental illness or mental deficiencies should not have guns. We can argue all day how if a person is determined mentally ill enough to do harm to themselves or to others they will find a way. It is an imperfect world, and unless the State controls everybody with a magic little pill everyday, lobotomizing the population's individual free thought, it will not be any closer to being the safe world utopia imagined. This is where mental illness becomes cyclical and conditional with the liberals/left. Those who are resisting the attempts to have their rights and freedoms taken from them are mentally ill. (This was and is done in communist countries, as you know.) So, given the older generations' bitterly clinging to our common sense and our Constitutional rights, where do they (everybody asks, "Who are they?" Well, if you don't know by now...) start their re-education and reconstruction of control?
Before I point out the obvious, let me remind everyone that in the last 30-40 years the liberals in this country have successfully phased out shame. Don't shame a child for doing something wrong. This country's entertainment industry obviously has no shame. Our MSM has no shame at all ... MSNBC, by the way, has been caught creatively editing yet another video/audio in order to fit their crazy gun rights narrative:
No stranger to selectively edited video clips, MSNBC on Monday aired a misleading and incomplete clip of testimony given by the father of a Sandy Hook victim at a hearing before the Connecticut Legislature. The edited version of his remarks, aired on Martin Bashir’s show, make it appear as if pro-gun advocates maliciously interrupted (or “heckled” as many have said) the dad for no reason as he calmly argued against civilians owning semi-automatic rifles and high-capacity magazines. In fact, the edit was so subtle not even we picked up on it in our original story.
“It’s not a good feeling to look at your child laying in a casket. Or looking at your child with a bullet wound to the forehead. It’s a real sad day,” Neil Heslin, father of Sandy Hook victim Jesse Lewis, said during Monday’s hearing.
“I ask if there is anyone who is in this room that can give me one reason or challenge this question: Why anybody in this room needs to have done of these assault-style weapons or military weapons or high capacity clips?” he asked rhetorically. He paused and then said, “Not one person can answer the question.”
It was at this point that a few members of the audience voiced their support for the Second Amendment. “The Second Amendment shall not be infringed,” one man yelled, appearing to try and answer Heslin’s question.
As the presiding official pointed out, comments were not permitted during the testimony, however. And Bashir was quick to hop on that point.
Get it? Neil Heslin asked a question of those attending the hearing. When, after a pause, he did not receive an answer he asked his question again, and then some broke their polite silence to give him one. MSNBC's hacking-out of this area shows they believe that answer to be the wrong answer in this emotionally-driven issue. THAT answer pulls the public opinion emotional runaway train off the track and back onto the reality track, and cannot be. Remember? And if anyone dares go against this effort they will be whipsawed (nods to Limbaugh) ... shamed in front of the masses. They used Neil Heslin in their own agenda, and continue to do so even though they have been found to be conniving, dishonest, and manipulative. Joseph Goebbels is smiling from Hell.
“If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truth ... It would not be impossible to prove with sufficient repetition and a psychological understanding of the people concerned that a square is in fact a circle. They are mere words, and words can be molded until they clothe ideas and disguise.”
With all the thought and techno-work MSNBC put into editing that first parent's testimony to create demons and devils, they did not have much time at all to cover this parent's statements who dared to speak factual truth to his own emotional loss and devastation context...
Here comes "the obvious"...
What do the irrational control freaks in this country have use in order to start their reconditioning, reconstruction, and re-education of our population. It is shame.
As we see, over and over again, the MSM is doing their part in creatively writing and editing, and the controlling of the narrative in order to have the population use raw emotion instead of rational common sense reasoning. But the newer generations, well, shame is the game. Shame and intimidate the children. And we were told this in 1995 by our now DOJ AG Eric Holder:
How long before this beloved classic becomes removed from our holiday psyche?
And you can google more stories like these from over the last few years. Why? Well: "Schools push to ‘disarm the minds’ of our children - Conditioning kids to reject the Second Amendment"
It’s tempting to call suspensions like these an overreaction to the December shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, but that’s not the case. A couple months before Sandy Hook, my son, who is in elementary school in Howard County was playing “war” with friends when a recess monitor warned them to stop shooting with their fingers “because guns are violent.”
“I don’t get it,” my son said to me that night at dinner. “We were just playing.”
In a child’s imagination, a thumb and forefinger make a handy play gun. Some adults, however, see a fully cocked finger and their imaginations run wild. Maybe they imagine today’s finger-pointer coming back one day as a homicidal maniac and pointing a real gun at them. Maybe they see a future NRA member — another threat to their dream of a gun-free world. It’s obvious they don’t see a cop protecting them from robbers, or a soldier from our country’s enemies.
Punishing kids for finger guns has nothing to do with school safety; they know the difference between a finger and a gun as well as adults do. It has everything to do with “moral disarmament.”
What’s more, the idea of using schools as conditioning grounds is not new. Thomas Sowell discusses it at length in his 2009 book “Intellectuals and Society.” After the horrors of World War I, intellectuals of the time determined that “war” and “weapons,” not other nations, were the real enemies. They promoted both military disarmament and “disarming of the mind.”
Nobel prize-winning author Anatole France urged French school teachers to promote pacifism and internationalism, saying, “In developing the child, you will determine the future.” Prominent
intellectuals from a number of countries, including many famous novelists, signed a petition banning military conscription, and students at Oxford pledged not to fight to defend their country.
Conditioning a generation to reject arms to promote peace nearly consigned Britain, France and the rest of the world to a very bleak future when World War II exposed the pacifists’ folly. Yet, the world’s progressives continue to champion policies that target guns, and private gun ownership, as a bigger threat to humanity than the world’s tyrants.
For generations shame has been a powerful tool for parents to teach their children right from wrong. For the last several decades parents using shame with their children have been slapped down by the new age Progressive mentality of nothing is wrong, and if it feels good do it. Schools dumped Honor Rolls, red pens for grading papers, and keeping score in little league gameplay. 2 + 2 = 5 isn't wrong, Sally, if YOU believe it to be correct. But now these same powers-that-we-allow-to-be are using shame as a weapon against our children, and our established Constitutional rights.
Think about this ... If a parent used the levels of manipulation, shame, and bullying that are currently being used on our citizens that parent would be found guilty of abuse.
So let me ask you...
Who do you fear more in our current society?
The mentally ill reaching for guns and heading to our children's schools?
Or the irrational people that assume themselves in control of us, our rights, and our future while grabbing for our guns and overreaching into the minds of our children in the schools?
Thanks, but I will listen to those who are not only protecting my rights, but standing with me on this battlefield. And they are growing, especially at the individual state levels. And those who are usurping their powers over our rights are feeling the ramifications for their opportunistic actions.