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Proving that the Left’s war on culture and morality is the cause of societal violence

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Proving that the Lefts war on culture and morality is the cause of societal violence

Can we finally admit that trying to control Liberty doesn’t work and that societal violence isn’t caused by the ‘easy access to guns’?

Over the weekend, we had two mass murder shootings in bastions of Liberty Control – and all the legislation, regulation and gun confiscation SWATing failed to work as advertised.

The aphorism that insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results certainly applies to the Liberty grabbers on the Left in this instance. No sooner did the gunfire die down that the usual suspects began calling for even stricter controls on the lives of millions of innocent people.

The Authoritarian Socialist Left clearly doesn’t want to admit the truth, but the fact is violence can occur in places with strict limitations on Liberty. With or without firearms, this is clearly a societal problem that won’t be solved even with more draconian restrictions on freedom.

Why didn’t mass murder shootings take place in the 1870’s?

It has been already proven that repeating or multiple shot firearms existed long before the writing of the US Constitution. Later advancements in cartridge ammunition and machine tools produced some of the most common place handguns of the time from the 1870’s and beyond.

The American civil war spurred the development of a number of weapon technologies from Lever action rifles and revolvers to the Gatling Gun. Were the problem of societal violence and school shootings merely caused by the ‘easy access to guns’ there should have been an accompanying explosion in these types of attacks during this time. Where are the multitudes of news reports of these tragedies? They don’t exist because these didn’t become a problem until over a century later.

Why didn’t mass murder shootings with semiautomatic firearms take place in the 1890’s?

Semiautomatic firearms were developed later in the 19th Century in the 1890’s beginning with the first semiautomatic pistol in 1892. By the dawn of the 20th century, these types of firearms were firmly established. Again, if the problem of societal violence and school shootings merely caused by the ‘easy access’ to these types of guns, there should have been an accompanying explosion in these types of attacks during this time. The fact is, It would take another 70 years before this phenomenon would emerge.

If Guns were the problem:

  • There would have been attacks with revolvers from the 1870’s onward.
  • There would have been attacks with semiautomatics from the 1900’s onward.

If it truly was an issue of the ‘easy access to guns’ these kinds of attacks should have taken place more than 100 years ago. Similarly, if strict controls on Liberty were the answer, these types of attacks, there wouldn’t take place with severe limitations on Liberty such as the UK, Japan, China, Australia and in the states.

The Liberty Grabber Left loves to imply that ‘safety’ is merely one step away, all we have to do is pass their most recent scheme to restrict our basic human rights and individual freedoms. It doesn’t matter that said measure won’t work as advertised. That is a feature, not a bug. Abject failure on their part means they can give it a go one more time to amass even more power for themselves. Never mind that said failure means that people have died. They merely blame their failures on someone else with hyperbolic invective that their political enemies have blood on their hands for the ‘crime’ wanting to keep their basic human rights.

If it’s not the ‘easy access to guns’ then it has to be something else, something that has changed in the past 40 years or so. This would be what the national socialist Left and the media [but we repeat ourselves] have done to the culture and what the media have done to encourage these attacks. Tom Knighton over at Bearing Arms also noted that recent years have seen a severe uptick in societal violence, long after repeating and semiautomatic firearms became ubiquitous. The Left in general has been the cause of societal violence, however, there are some prime examples of their culpability in this issue that we will cite as examples.

How The Media Inspires Mass Shooters.

As reported on Ammoland.com:

A paper presented to the American Psychological Association found the number of mass killings, rampage killings or “mass shootings”, may be doubled by irresponsible media aggrandizement of mass killers. The desire for fame was found to be one of the main motivators of these rampage killers.

Even the far left publication ‘Mother Jones’ has detailed How The Media Inspires Mass Shooters. It’s to their cynical advantage to do this for several reasons. First, they get to grandstand with images of the scene of the shooting, droning endlessly on about the perpetrator and their possible motive, providing hours of live commentary and analysis. Second, all of this is but a virtue signalling telethon for their ratings, where they get to show how much they care whilst condemning 120 million innocent people for not wanting to give up their civil rights. Third, they can incessantly push the national socialist Left’s final solution to the Liberty problem with discussions of how fast and how soon the guns of innocent people should be confiscated for the ‘heinous’ crime of wanting to be able to protect themselves.

It’s always a win-win for the media, for they aren’t going to be the ones to be endangered by gun confiscation. They will always have their armed security and bodyguards, who cares about the proles who don’t have such luxuries. They encourage more attacks, making the perpetrators infamous and they reap the benefits, why should they be concerned with actually solving the problem? The same holds true for the rest of the nation’s socialist Left – their policies cause and encourage these attacks, why shouldn’t they reap the benefits in more power and prestige?

The societal destruction implications of LBJ’s ‘Great Society’.

There are of course a number of causes born of the underlying philosophy of the Liberty Grabber Left that have resulted in this phenomena. One of the earliest of the time period was the ‘war on poverty’ program from president Lyndon Baines Johnson that only served to tear apart the family. It should be noted that Of 27 Deadliest Mass Shooters, 26 of Them Were Fatherless, this result of the ‘Great Society’ program cannot be coincidental.

The Left’s assault on Liberty and morality via cultural Marxism.

It’s also not a coincidence that the 1960’s and later witnessed the intensifying of the onslaught on our society’s moral underpinnings with cultural Marxism. Such things do not take place in a vacuum, they have ancillary effects on society.

In the most recent case of a mass murder shooting, the perpetrator had to have planned ahead to cut through a fence to access a crowd of potential victims. The information we have so far would lead one to believe there is no other motive aside from gaining infamy from such an attack. The national socialist media is doing all it can to provide this infamy, while tacitly encouraging the next perpetrator looking for infamy.

In his recent column on the same subject, Dennis Prager made these very salient points on the matter:

Given the same ubiquity of guns, wouldn’t the most productive question be what, if anything, has changed since the 1960s and ’70s? Of course it would. And a great deal has changed. America is much more ethnically diverse, much less religious. Boys have far fewer male role models in their lives. Fewer men marry, and normal boy behavior is largely held in contempt by their feminist teachers, principals and therapists. Do any or all of those factors matter more than the availability of guns?

Regarding religiosity, the left welcomes — indeed, seeks — the end of Christianity in America (though not of Islam, whose robustness it fosters). Why don’t we ask a simple question: What percentage of American murderers attend church each week?

[Emphasis added]

The Bottom Line.

We will finish this discussion where we began. The recent shootings in the bastions of Liberty Control prove that these ever more draconian restrictions on freedom will never solve the problem because it’s not a question of inanimate objects. It’s a question of culture and morality, something the Left wants to ignore in their never-ending quest for power.

It’s always a win-win for the Left: They debase our society’s moral underpinnings and culture and they reap the benefits in more power for themselves. Meanwhile, they blame their failed policies on someone else, virtue signalling until the cows come home.

The Authoritarian Socialist Left would like to think that cultural Marxism has no other effects than what they want. This is clearly not the case, with the results being deadly, made worse by their insistence on perpetuating the problem by empowering themselves and disarming the innocent.

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Big Facebook announcement falls flat in under 24 hours

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Facebook's big announcement falls flat in 24 hours

Yesterday, Facebook was very proud to announce the results of a year-long review by former Senator Jon Kyl. The purpose of the review was to better understand the accusations of political bias, mostly from Conservatives, against the platform. According to Kyl’s editorial in the Wall Street Journal, the concerns of those he interviewed fell into six broad categories.

  • Bias is baked into Facebook’s algorithms and they should not be in the business of separating fact from fiction
  • That the platform’s community standards were constantly evolving and objections to the category “hate speech”
  • Bias in the employees charged with enforcing the rules and the appeals process for smaller organizations
  • Requiring advertisers to register as political organizations to run ads with a policy focus
  • The drawn-out ad approval process due to the stringent ad policies
  • Lack of viewpoint diversity at the company

In the announcement, there were several things Facebook planned to address which included how they handled political ads and the creation of an oversight board for how they handled the appeals of some high profile content removal decisions.

The announcement was supposed to ease tensions between the social media company and users on the political right. However, rather than getting out of the business of fact-checking content, the company committed to explaining newsfeed rankings. These algorithms and “fact checks” have already negatively impacted several Conservative sites. Not sure an explanation fixes that problem. They will also now tell you when they limit the distribution of a post because their “fact-checkers” give it a false rating. Again, why not just stop?

Probably because they are serving two masters in this fight. Facebook consented to a series of civil rights audits from a very left-leaning assessor. Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg released the commitments from that process on June 30, 2019. One action:

We’re taking steps to address this, including a US pilot program where some of the people who review content on Facebook only focus on hate speech instead of a range of content that can include bullying, nudity, and misrepresentation. We believe allowing reviewers to specialize only in hate speech could help them further build the expertise that may lead to increased accuracy over time.

Balancing the commitments made to both groups will be challenging to say the least. And within 24 hours of the announcement of what they would do to address Kyl’s assessment two high profile content decisions were made.

This morning, news hit that an ad from Women for Trump was removed. I confirmed this with one of the board members. Supposedly, because it assumed the gender of the women in the picture.

 

Can you say peak ridiculousness? Perhaps the assessment they received from Senator Kyl didn’t mention that many people on the right, as well as the vast majority Americans, assume the gender of almost everyone they see. I am also wondering how many posts Forbes Women and Women for Women International have had removed. Since they “assume the gender” of the person pictured on nearly every post.

The other content decision was not allowing the website started by popular Trump-supporting meme maker, Carpe Donktum to work.

Now we all know the left can’t meme, but the right has some pretty good meme artists. And anyone who has spent any time on social media is aware of what a meme is. Satirical short videos or images that everyone knows are a creation, not news or a depiction of factual events. The website was even called “Meme World”. Saying satirical content violates their “Community Standards” is about as stupid as Snopes fact-checking the Babylon Bee. Or just an admission that having a sense of humor is not allowed on Facebook.

Until Facebook decides to employ a good faith approach to known creators, organizations, and campaigns, rather than allowing fringe left-wing zealots to flag content with abandon, nothing will change. Just because Facebook recognizes dozens of genders doesn’t mean most Americans do. Yet activists can use a ridiculous rule based on fringe political ideology to get a perfectly valid political ad pulled.

One that was shared by the President’s official Facebook account. Not the best kick off for a grand announcement about addressing bias. Facepalm Facebook.

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Was the Inca Empire a successful example of socialism?

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Was the Inca Empire a successful example of socialism

As socialists pivot from one failed example of socialism to the next failed example of socialism to the welfare state that decries claims of socialism, perhaps we should prepare ourselves for when the socialist reach the bottom of the barrel with examples of the collective ideology’s past successes. And before you say, “well that’s silly, there’s no way a pre-French enlightenment civilization could have practiced a successful form a socialism, sufficient enough to use as an example by the left” consider the fact that a French academic by the name of Louis Boudan penned an extensive treatise entitled “A Socialist Empire: The Incas of Peru” in 1962.

Now, this work does not appear to be an endorsement of communism, though the author seems to have a vested interest in the using the “no true Scotsman” fallacy given that this was written post World War 2 and in the Cold War with regards to true socialism. However, the very title, provocatively named, is certainly a sign that the political Left in contemporary times could refer to the Inca as a successful example of socialism, that only fell by the technologically advantaged Spaniards. But Louis Boudan is not the only one who has made this comparison, leaving us wondering why the Left has not seized on the Inca who seem to have had a more successful run than any contemporary Marxist regime. The likeliest reason that that Inca are not used as an example of successful socialism is likely that the proponents of socialism, to be blunt, are not historically informed. Still, this is a foreseeable argument in the imminent future and we best know what we are talking about when it inevitably comes because when the Left popularizes an example of alleged socialism practiced by non-whites they will pounce, but until then we await a Vox video.

The Inca Empire could prove to be the only example of socialism that did not self collapse, other than the Catalonia socialism which lasted only three years. But of course, all of this is conditional on the premise of whether or not the Inca Empire was truly socialist country. Perhaps it would be best to grant the Left that premise. Even if the Inca were a socialist empire, the ensuing result was a constant need for war, which is a commonality with the Stalinist ideology. Kings and Generals does a good job breaking down the Inca society for the laymen to understand. Key points discussed in the video are:

  • The Inca were highly adapted to their living environment with regards to agriculture, construction, and irrigation
  • The Inca had what appears to be a welfare state
  • The Inca worshiped their dead
  • The “corporations” of dead bodies accumulated disproportionate amount of wealth
  • The wealth belonging to the dead bodies necessitated the Emperors accumulating wealth of their own through war. This cycle repeats.

As you can see, there were multiple flaws in the Inca society that had a trajectory of collapse because of the pyramid scheme the system creates for its ruling class. The inevitable demise was expedited by the Spaniards. But going back to the foundational premise as to whether the Inca were socialist or not, the contrasts are enough to fail a purity test; had there been an organic collapse, the modern socialist would deny this as true socialism. It’s a never ending fallacy, though the dead corporate estates of the Inca goes against everything socialist preach. However, as human history has shown, socialism has always led to the personal enrichment of those in the innermost circles of power. Socialist or not? You decide, but be prepared to argue that the Inca were not a successful example of socialism.

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Why isn’t gun control considered to be sexist as well as racist?

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Liberty [Gun] Control is rooted in racism. It also adversely affects women. Why isn’t it considered to be racist and sexist?

A recent video from One America News Network entitled: ‘Gun Rights Are Women’s Rights’ made this very important point on the topic of Liberty Control. The basic facts of science have one sex at a disadvantage to the other, with guns being the great equalizer.

Why doesn’t the Left have to answer for the sexism and racism of Liberty control?

These days, the national socialist Left wields pejoratives Racism and Sexism like an assault weapon. So why aren’t these labels applied to them for their incessant attacks against freedom? Firearms are the great equalizers, with the Left’s gun confiscation agenda having a disproportionate effect on women and minorities.  Somehow the Left escapes these facts being applied to them, while they exploit those words with abandon.

We’ve already detailed the racism aspect of this issue here, and case for Liberty control being sexist made in this video.

Why the gun is civilization..

We will wrap this up with a column written in 2007 by Marko Kloos on a WordPress blogging site the Munchkin wrangler. It encapsulates the issue of firearms down to one proposition on how human being deal with each other.

MARCH 23, 2007 by MARKO KLOOS
Why the gun is civilization.
Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via argument, or force me to do your bidding under threat of force. Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories, without exception. Reason or force, that’s it.

In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact through persuasion. Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction, and the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as paradoxical as it may sound to some.

When I carry a gun, you cannot deal with me by force. You have to use reason and try to persuade me, because I have a way to negate your threat or employment of force. The gun is the only personal weapon that puts a 100-pound woman on equal footing with a 220-pound mugger, a 75-year old retiree on equal footing with a 19-year old gangbanger, and a single gay guy on equal footing with a carload of drunk guys with baseball bats. The gun removes the disparity in physical strength, size, or numbers between a potential attacker and a defender.

There are plenty of people who consider the gun as the source of bad force equations. These are the people who think that we’d be more civilized if all guns were removed from society, because a firearm makes it easier for a mugger to do his job. That, of course, is only true if the mugger’s potential victims are mostly disarmed either by choice or by legislative fiat–it has no validity when most of a mugger’s potential marks are armed. People who argue for the banning of arms ask for automatic rule by the young, the strong, and the many, and that’s the exact opposite of a civilized society. A mugger, even an armed one, can only make a successful living in a society where the state has granted him a force monopoly.

Then there’s the argument that the gun makes confrontations lethal that otherwise would only result in injury. This argument is fallacious in several ways. Without guns involved, confrontations are won by the physically superior party inflicting overwhelming injury on the loser. People who think that fists, bats, sticks, or stones don’t constitute lethal force watch too much TV, where people take beatings and come out of it with a bloody lip at worst. The fact that the gun makes lethal force easier works solely in favor of the weaker defender, not the stronger attacker. If both are armed, the field is level. The gun is the only weapon that’s as lethal in the hands of an octogenarian as it is in the hands of a weightlifter. It simply wouldn’t work as well as a force equalizer if it wasn’t both lethal and easily employable.

When I carry a gun, I don’t do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I’m looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don’t carry it because I’m afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn’t limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force. It removes force from the equation…and that’s why carrying a gun is a civilized act.

[Emphasis added]

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