8 thoughts on “Race, Gun Control”

  1. Let’s just think about this for a moment – how many armed slaves were there?

    The second amendment guarantees that all black Americans can have a gun. I’m pretty sure that means they won’t ever be slaves again.

  2. If more people around the world had rifles, there would be a hell of a lot less tyranny and oppression. Our politicians would still be sociopaths in the main, but it’d be too expensive for them to act on their worst impulses. Venezuala would have been sorted out in a few months tops instead of dragging on into starvation and misery. Do you think slavery would survive *everyone* being able to easily obtain a sidearm?

    Arms dealers for a better world?

  3. The notion that 2A was to allow the rounding up of slaves is just another example of witless, illogical twisting of history and facts to suit the narrative.

    1. “No, the Second Amendment wasn’t about helping round up escaped slaves. What monumental historical ignorance to think it was.”

      “The notion that 2A was to allow the rounding up of slaves is just another example of witless, illogical twisting of history and facts to suit the narrative.”

      One of my favorite expressions is never ascribe to malice that which can be explained by ignorance and stupidity..
      Hanlon’s razor (sometimes associated with Napolean)


      And as much as the idea would contradict (somewhat) the saying I suspect we are dealing with a certain amount of deliberate ignorance; seems to me the historical selective myopia is just to convenient. Sort of like the South claiming for a hundred years afterwards that the civil war had only a little to do with slavery; more about “States rights”, “Liberty” etc.

      1. “I divide my officers into four groups. There are clever, diligent, stupid, and lazy officers. Usually two characteristics are combined. Some are clever and diligent – their place is the General Staff. The next lot are stupid and lazy – they make up 90 percent of every army and are suited to routine duties. Anyone who is both clever and lazy is qualified for the highest leadership duties, because he possesses the intellectual clarity and the composure necessary for difficult decisions. One must beware of anyone who is stupid and diligent – he must not be entrusted with any responsibility because he will always cause only mischief. “

    2. The featured Tweeter also brought us gems like the fireworks in NYC in the lead up to the 4th of July were a CIA plot to terrorize black people.

  4. Re: weaponizing fake history – “Those who control the present, control the past, those who control the past control the future.

    The big take away here is that the right has completely lost control of the schools and the media. Either take them back – soon – or lose completely in the long term. In Rand’s “The Fountainhead”, the leftist Toohey confronts media tycoon Wynand to the effect that the “practical” men of finance have neglected the world of ideas and let the Toohey’s take them over. In the end, the Toohey’s win and Wynand loses his paper and commits suicide.

    1. This is why they are censoring the internet. It allows for the dissemination of knowledge that threatens their power. Over time, the tools are there for the democratization of media and education. Change could happen on its own but a large and powerful segment of our population is working with intent to stop that from happening and that means that other people must also act with intent to make change.

      I saw a suggestion someplace for something like a federalist society for school teachers.

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