Gun cartoon of the day


The artist completely ignores all the issues of due process, inability to challenge your placement on the list, the criteria for being placed on the list, etc. It would appear the artist believes it’s “all about the profits of the gun industry” or some such thing.


As I said over in the comments at Sebastian’s place:



My model of his (and many other) claim of “gun lobby profits” and such things is that they can’t imagine individuals actually wanting a gun unless they are a criminal or they have been duped by the “evil corporations”. I could be wrong, but it seems to me a great number of them think in terms of “everything bad is due to capitalism” or even more general in that “freedom is the root of all evil”. Their vision of utopia is government planning and control of everything.


Because of this if they don’t get their way it cannot be “the fault” of the individuals. It has to be influence of the evil capitalists. Why do you think the “progressives” want to silence their opposition (most recently Fox News, in years past it was “Fairness Doctrine”)?


As one admitted Marxist told me, “I believe in the good of society over the good of the individual.” Society/Government/Intellectuals/The-Central-Committee should make the decisions. Capitalists with their influence are the only real threat to “Society” and they should always be suspect because their motives are money and not “the good of society”. Only those untainted by Capitalist urges can be trusted to be pure and good.


At least that is the way I see their delusions working.


The concepts of a “basic human right” and a “specific enumerated right” being denied by involuntary membership on secret lists somehow don’t make it past their filters.

4 thoughts on “Gun cartoon of the day

  1. What really gets me is that many of the same people who are so strongly supportive about using the watch lists and “no-fly list” to ban gun purchases are the same people who were railing against those exact same lists when Bush was in office. A lot of those people went silent when one of their own became President, but there are still some of them who are against the lists existing at the same time as they are advocating using them to restrict gun sales.

    I just can’t see that level of doublethink as anything other than a sign of either total idiocy or total insanity. At the very least it shows that they cannot be reasoned with, because their ability to reason logically is totally crippled.

    And, of course, the ones who stopped protesting the lists when Obama took over are just plain evil.

  2. Gotta love the racism in that too. Pig-like fat white male as the gun shop keeper, Leering hunched Arab/Central Asian man as the person on the “Terror Watch List”. I wonder how the author fells about searches on the base of racial profiling. Seems to be JUST what he’s doing. I mean there is NO way to get a file from the Watch List to present as ID, so in understanding the use of iconography, he’s saying “Brown Skinned Men with beards buying guns are terrorists”. Seems the bigotry runs to the core.

    Of course the elephant in the room is what the face of the no-fly lists really DO look like
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/14/nyregion/14watchlist.html

    Good move, ya jerk!

  3. When someone says, “I believe in the good of society over the good of the individual,” I suggest kicking them in the nuts, really hard, and saying it was for the good of society, as they writhe in pain on the ground. If they don’t understand the lesson, repeat as necessary.

  4. When someone says, “I believe in the good of society over the good of the individual,” I suggest kicking them in the nuts, really hard, and saying it was for the good of society

    It’ll even be true, one way or another.

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