Gun Control To Total Control: The End Game Of Today’s Federal Government
Gun laws have always been racist or evil in nature. From the Dred Scott decision and subsequent disarming of minorities and slaves in the Southern states to British disarming colonists and seizing arms and gun powder right before the Revolution. Disarmament of Germans by the Nazis, Russians and Chinese by the Communists and all the way to Governor Reagan, yes Ronald Reagan, disarming the Black Panthers in California, who were notorious for overseeing arrests of minorities and protecting and providing free legal council to citizens. Democide can only start when the right to bear arms ends.
Look up the history and the purpose of gun laws in America and in any country around the world and you will see two common motives: racial/racist fears or the need to shift power from the people to the state. There is no other reason for gun “control”. No criminal will turn in their guns due to the passage or existence of a law, and no criminal will obey new laws simply because they exist. You’re foolish to believe otherwise. ‘Law-abiding criminals’ are an imaginary creature.
America is on the verge of becoming a police state. Drones in the sky, 4 or 5 domestic spying organizations (NSA, CIA, FBI, DIA). Checkpoints at airports and on highways (TSA, ICE) Databases of private, unwarranted and illegal information on every single American citizen. Local police armed with military weapons, vehicles and fatigues. A President with a secret kill list and executive orders that allow him to assassinate citizens both abroad and here, on American soil as well as the ability to indefinitely detain any of us and hold us. All of this with no due process of law.
Private citizens are no longer able to keep private while the only public good we own as a collective country, our government, has the least public records available for access. So much for the “most transparent administration in history”, right? We know less about what this admin is doing than we did about W’s and W and his NeoCons were a text-book totalitarian.
So why take away guns now? Because if citizens are armed, how can you have a police state. Americans are a unique and vigilant bunch. Look at the occupy protests. Riots and protests and marches in every major American city. Protected by the first amendment and backed up by the 2nd. Taxes aren’t the only thing the Federal Government is after. They want more. They want it all. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. Take away the guns and you can quickly strip away the freedom of speech. With those pesky rights out the way, the police state has an open road and rolls right in.
That’s the end game here. Control. Not just of guns or property but of people and of the entire nation.
I’d only support Keynesians if they had the data to back their shit up.
Wage/price stickiness is very accurate and it does exist.
However, the crux of the Keynesian solution is increased government spending (along with loose monetary policy, which is another post altogether).
The Keynesian multiplier needs to be ridiculously high (I remember reading Cochrane saying it needed to be 5 for a meaningful stimulus right now) which no one has proven nor does any historical data show that stimulus “sparks” the economy into life.
In fact, most Keynesians cry foul when the government stops spending money - look at World War II and all the economists who said the economy would tank because no one spends money.
Long-run growth is what needs to be focused on. That means no high deficits, decreased gov’t spending (so we don’t crowd out productive investment) and stuff like that.
So yeah, Keynesians have a few good insights, but mostly bad solutions.
Keynes, in his own preface for General Theory, admits that the most efficient way for his theory to be executed is for it to function within a totalitarian state…
People should have gotten as far as the preface and thrown the book in the trash.